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Griffey looks to strike again against the Indians

Jun 9, 2007 - 2:30 PM Cleveland (36-23) at Cincinnati (24-38) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- In his eighth season in the National League, it's easy to forget Ken Griffey Jr. once terrorized the Cleveland Indians.

The Cincinnati Reds continue their three-game interleague series with the Indians on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

Griffey, who spent his first 11 seasons in Seattle, has been a headache for Cleveland his entire career. Including Friday's sixth-inning solo blast that turned out to be the final margin in a 4-3 win for Cincinnati, he has 36 homers in his career the Indians - the second-most he has hit against one team - and 97 RBI in 138 games against them.

Jeremy Sowers (1-6, 6.63 ERA), who is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts against the Reds, will take the mound for Cleveland. He will be looking for his good outing in some time, as he has been roughed up for four or more runs in five of his last six outings.

That stretch includes Sunday 9-2 loss against Detroit, in which he surrendered five runs and seven hits over four frames. Not a strikeout pitcher to begin with, the lefthander has struck no more than three hitters in a game - and 14 all season - after posting just 49 strikeouts last season over 146 2/3 innings.

Cincinnati's Matt Belisle (5-4, 4.48), who is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in his only career start against the Indians, will oppose Sowers. He is coming off a no-decision in a 10-9 loss to the Rockies on Sunday, as he allowed five runs and 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings.








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    CLEVELAND 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0
    CINCINNATI 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
    10 11 R H E
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    CLEVELAND 0 2 8 12 1
    CINCINNATI 0 0 6 8 0 (FINAL 11)

    BATTERIES: CLE

    Jun 9 11:16 PM
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    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 11:10 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, V MARTINEZ ON FIRST, T HAFNER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 8
    CINCINNATI 6 TOP, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.211, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 11:09 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED JOSH BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, G SIZEMORE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 7
    CINCINNATI 6 TOP, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.319, 1-FOR-3, BB, SF, RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 11:04 PM
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    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 10:33 PM
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    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 10:08 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID DELLUCCI (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF GARY MAJEWSKI SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 6, CINCINNATI 6
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.243, 0-FOR-3)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 9:53 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEN GRIFFEY JR (15) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF RAFAEL PEREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4, CINCINNATI 6
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CONINE (.296, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 9:39 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    CINCINNATI 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.322, 1-FOR-1, BB, SF, RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 9:28 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON PHILLIPS SCORED NORRIS HOPPER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B PHILLIPS ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    CINCINNATI 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.283, 1-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 8:51 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JHONNY PERALTA (12) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF MATT BELISLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3, CINCINNATI 4
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.245, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 8:20 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED KEN GRIFFEY JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E ENCARNACION ON FIRST, J CONINE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    CINCINNATI 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J HAMILTON (.271, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 8:15 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED JEREMY SOWERS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, G SIZEMORE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    CINCINNATI 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 7:58 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH HAMILTON (9) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JEREMY SOWERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, CINCINNATI 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A GONZALEZ (.268, 11 HR, 26 RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 7:42 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JEFF CONINE (4) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF JEREMY SOWERS SCORED NORRIS HOPPER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.283, 4 HR, 26 RBI)

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 7:31 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    CLEVELAND 1 1 2 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - JEREMY SOWERS
    CIN - MATT BELISLE

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: N HOPPER (.299, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    B PHILLIPS (.287, 11 HR, 33 RBI)
    K GRIFFEY JR (.281, 14 HR

    Indians vs. RedsJun 9 7:19 PM