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MLB: Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 2

June 25, 2006 at 11:12 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, June 25 (UPI) -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 549th career home run Sunday -- a two-run blast in the fourth inning -- helping Cincinnati beat the Cleveland Indians, 4-2.

Adam Dunn also hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and Rich Aurilia had one run and two hits for the Reds (41-35), who two of the three games in the weekend inter-league series.

Griffey moved ahead of Mike Schmidt for 11th place on baseball's all-time home run list.

Winning pitcher Elizardo Ramirez (3-6) yielded two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Todd Coffey earned his sixth save.

Travis Hafner and Todd Hollandsworth each drove in a run, while Hafner and Ronny Belliard each had two hits for the Indians (33-41), who have lost three of their last four games.

Loser Jeremy Sowers (0-1) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings.

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