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Brandon McCarthy gets 1st win for Yankees with impressive home debut in 7-1 victory over Reds

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    New York Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts makes a diving stop on a ground ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Hamilton was out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Yankees' Brett Gardner gets a hit off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Yankees' Brian Roberts scored on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran, center, and Brian McCann, right, are congratulated by teammate Brett Gardner, left, after they scored on an RBI single by Kelly Johnson during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran gestures skyward as he runs the bases after hitting a home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon, right, looks away as New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran runs the bases after hitting a home run off him during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

Brandon McCarthy earned his first win for the Yankees with an impressive debut in pinstripes, and Brett Gardner drove in three runs from the leadoff spot to send New York past the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Saturday.

Carlos Beltran homered, Kelly Johnson hit a two-run single and the Yankees ended Alfredo Simon's six-game winning streak in the right-hander's first outing since the All-Star game.

New York won the first two in a three-game interleague series, leaving Cincinnati with five straight losses on the road.

Acquired from Arizona in a July 6 trade, McCarthy (1-0) struck out nine and walked none over six innings in his second start for the Yankees and first at home. He threw 71 of 99 pitches for strikes, improving to 3-0 in his last four outings after winning only once in his initial 16 starts this season.

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