Danks took Robbie Ross deep for a two-run home run in the third inning. He finished 1 for 4 with one walk, two runs scored and two RBI in a 16-2 win. He has just two hits in his first 15 at-bats to start the season.
Semien also singled in the third, eighth and ninth innings, respectively. He finished 4 for 6 with two runs and four RBI. He is hitting .222 with just two homers and nine RBI in 81 at-bats.
Ross served up two-run homers to Jordan Danks and Jose Abreu. He was charged with seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings. He tossed 86 pitches, 65 of which were strikes.
Ross owns a 2.31 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings pitched. He will return to the mound Saturday at Seattle.
Johnson owns a 5.32 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over his first 22 innings pitched. He will make his next start Friday at home against Tampa Bay.
Phelps struck out one and needed just 16 pitches to retire four batters in 1 1/3 perfect innings of relief for the Yankees. He owns a 4.66 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 9 2/3 innings pitched this season.
Villanueva (1-4) got off to a good start as he struck out two in the first inning and had five strikeouts through three scoreless innings.
Unfortunately, it began to unravel for the right-hander in the fourth inning. The Reds would score three times in the fourth on RBI doubles from Devin Mesoraco and Zack Cozart, and an RBI single from opposing pitcher Homer Bailey.
Villanueva had more issues in the fifth inning, as Todd Frazier had an RBI double and Ryan Ludwick added an RBI single. Villaneuva was lifted after Ludwick's two-out RBI hit.
He's now allowed 14 earned runs in his last two starts -- both losses. Villanueva is slated to make his next start Friday at Milwaukee.
Nuno owns a 6.75 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP over his first 9 1/3 innings pitched. He'll likely make his next start Saturday against the Angels.
Cespedes left the game in the seventh and was replaced by Craig Gentry. He finished 0 for 2 with a walk, lowering his batting average to .254 on the year. His status remains uncertain for Monday's series opener against the Rangers.