Teammates forced Chris Heisey to take a curtain call after the third homer. The capacity crowd chanted his name in unison.
Finally, some runs. And a young leadoff hitter had provided most of them.
Heisey got Cincinnati's slumping offense going with his first multihomer game, and Johnny Cueto allowed only two hits in seven innings Wednesday night, leading the Reds to a 10-2 win and a doubleheader split with the New York Yankees.
In the opener, Jorge Posada ended the second-longest homer drought of his career with a two-run shot, sending the Yankees to a 4-2 win.
Heisey started the second game with his first career leadoff homer. He also had two-run shots off Brian Gordon (0-1) and Hector Noesi. After his homer in the eighth, Heisey was forced to take a curtain call and heard his name ring through the ballpark.
The Yankees won the first game without Alex Rodriguez or first baseman Mark Teixeira in the starting lineup. Posada played first base and made the difference.
Posada's tiebreaking homer off Mike Leake (6-4) ended his stretch of 126 at-bats without one. His last homer was April 23.
It's not like he was counting the days.
"I don't know when's the last time I hit one, but I wasn't trying to hit one," Posada said.