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Reds Rip Braves

Ken Griffey, Jr. Ken Griffey, Jr.
Andruw Jones Andruw Jones

The Cincinnati Reds arrived at Turner Field Monday night with the worst record in the National League.  They were facing the Atlanta Braves who had won 4 straight and 7 of their last 9.

Of course, that means starter Kyle Davies couldn't get anyone out in the top of the first inning and the Reds ran away to a 10-3 victory.  Davies gave up an RBI single to Ken Griffey, Jr. in the first inning and then issued a bases loaded walk, one of his 3 walks in the inning.

Oscar Villareal came on and restored order with the help of a diving catch by Andruw Jones in center field.  But Villareal gave up a 3-run homer to Griffey in the second and the rout was on.  It was Griffey's 587th homer, passing Frank Robinson for 6th place on the all-time homer list.

Andrew Jones delived a 2-run single in the 3rd and drove in the Braves other run with a fielders choice in the 7th.

The Braves missed a golden opportunity to get back into it in the 5th, loading the bases with no one out, but Andruw Jones and Jeff Francoeur struck out before Matt Diaz popped up to end the inning without a run scoring.

Francoeur was ejected by homeplate umpire Angel Hernandez for arguing a called third strike, one replays showed was well inside.  Francoeur then tossed his bat behind him as he walked off... the bat landing near Hernandez... which may cost Francoeur a suspension.

Reported by: Rick Snow,

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