MLB: Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 2

June 25, 2006 at 11:12 PM

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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week