Final
  for this game

Griffey returns to Seattle

Jun 22, 2007 - 12:36 PM Cincinnati (28-45) at Seattle (37-32) 10:05 pm EDT

SEATTLE (Ticker) - Ken Griffey Jr. is without question the greatest player in the history of the Seattle Mariners' franchise. On Friday, he will return to the city that made him famous with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Mariners made Griffey the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 1987 draft and called him up to the big club in 1989 at the age of 19.

Griffey made 10 All-Star teams with Seattle, clubbed 398 homers, won 10 Gold Gloves, seven Silver Slugger awards, led the American League in home runs three times and won the 1997 MVP award.

In 1999, Griffey was named the player of the decade by Major League Baseball. However, when management began to change and the Safeco field opened, Griffey began clamoring for change and was shipped to Cincinnati in February 2000.

Injuries have marred his career with the Reds, but he still enters Friday's game one homer shy of tying Mark McGwire for seventh place on the all-time list at 583.

Trying to prevent the historic blast for Seattle will be rookie Ryan Feierabend (1-1, 4.50 ERA). The 21-year-old lefthander has made two starts and a bullpen appearance this season, picking up his first major league win June 3 against Texas.

Cincinnati will counter with Aaron Harang (7-2, 3.88). The veteran righthander picked up a win in his last start, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 4 2 3 0 1 6 0 0 0 16 16 1
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - AARON HARANG, MIKE GOSLING (9TH) AND DAVID ROSS, CHAD MOELLER
    (9TH)
    SEA - RYAN FEIERABEND, JASON DAVIS (3RD), RYAN
    ROWLAND-SMITH (6TH), SEAN GREEN (8TH), ERI

    Jun 23 1:03 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (13) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JASON DAVIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 16, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.285, 1-FOR-4)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 23 12:09 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID ROSS (11) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JASON DAVIS SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ AND JOSH HAMILTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 15, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: N HOPPER (.267, 1-FOR-4)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 23 12:07 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH HAMILTON SCORED ADAM DUNN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J HAMILTON ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 12
    SEATTLE 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.201, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 23 12:05 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADAM DUNN SCORED JEFF CONINE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A DUNN ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 11
    SEATTLE 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.277, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 23 12:01 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY WILLIE BLOOMQUIST SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y BETANCOURT ON SECOND, J VIDRO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 10
    SEATTLE 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.359, 1-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 11:56 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH HAMILTON (11) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF JASON DAVIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 10, SEATTLE 0
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.202, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 11:37 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (12) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF RYAN FEIERABEND.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 9, SEATTLE 0
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.287, 1-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 11:08 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID ROSS (10) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF RYAN FEIERABEND SCORED JOSH HAMILTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 8, SEATTLE 0
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: N HOPPER (.273, 1-FOR-2)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 11:08 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT ALLOWED NORRIS HOPPER TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CONINE (.297, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 10:48 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON PHILLIPS SCORED DAVID ROSS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B PHILLIPS ON FIRST, N HOPPER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.288, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 10:46 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CIN - AARON HARANG
    SEA - RYAN FEIERABEND

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.358, 5 HR, 37 RBI)
    A BELTRE (.270, 9 HR, 28 RBI)
    R IBANEZ (.279, 5 HR, 45 RBI)

    Reds vs. MarinersJun 22 10:34 PM