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MLB: Washington 8, Cincinnati 4

May 22, 2007 at 11:52 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, May 22 (UPI) -- Felipe Lopez crunched an eighth-inning grand slam homer Tuesday, delivering the Washington Nationals an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Lopez, a former shortstop for Cincinnati, tied a career-high with six RBI. He also scored a pair of runs for Washington, which ended a nine-game road losing streak.

Jesus Colome (4-0) got the win after pitching two scoreless innings.

Ken Griffey Jr. homered for Cincinnati, tying Harmon Killebrew for eighth on the all-time list with 573 home runs. He also passed Ernie Banks for 19th place on the career RBI list with 1,637.

David Ross added a two-run homer for the Reds, who have lost 15 of their last 20 games.

Kirk Saarloss, making his first start this season, gave up three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

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