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Home Run Derby For Reds

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


Home runs by Ken Griffey Junior and Adam Dunn
helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory today over the Houston
Astros.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and Houston's
mastery of the Reds in Cincinnati this year. The Astros had won the
first five games at Great American Ball Park this season.

Griffey's home run was the 569th of his career, tying him for
ninth on the all-time list. Dunn hit a three-run homer in the first
inning, and added a triple and double.

The Reds almost blew a 7-to-nothing lead, but closer David
Weathers narrowly escaped giving up a game-tying grand slam when
Morgan Ensberg's drive hooked foul in the eighth inning. Weathers
finished for the save, making starter Aaron Harrang 5-and-1. Matt
Albers, 1-and-2, took the loss.


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