MLB: San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 1

Aug. 26, 2006 at 3:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 4-1 in a Friday game, largely on the arm of pitcher Matt Morris, who threw his second complete game this season.

The Reds now hold a 1 1/2 game lead over the Phillies and Padres for the wild card spot, and trail St. Louis by one game for first place in the NL Central.

Morris gave up just one run on three hits, but had no walks and five strikeouts. He also helped his own cause, driving in two runs on a double for the Giants.

San Francisco's Ken Griffey Jr. hit career home run 562, one short of tying Reggie Jackson for 10th place on the all-time list.

The Reds' Aaron Harang notched the loss, allowing two runs on nine hits with two walks and a strikeout in seven innings.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire