Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Reds 7, Prince Fielders 3

The Brewers took a beating from the Reds again yesterday. Though they were behind 3-1 in the 5th, the Reds (Ken Griffey Jr. in particular) fought back and won. All 3 of the Brewers' runs were scored on Prince Fielder's bases-loaded double in the 3rd. For once the defense didn't rack up error after error behind Elizardo Ramirez and he got the win. Chris Hammond pitched 2 innings, giving up 2 hits and no runs. Todd Coffey also pitched 2 innings, giving up 1 hit and no runs. It's nice to see a 4 run lead last.

The Reds got on the board in the 1st again, when Griffey came home on Rich Aurilia's single. The Princes put up their 3 runs in the 3rd. Irritated by being behind the Princes, Griffey hit another 3-run homer in the 5th, after which the rest of the team decided to play, too. The remaining 3 runs were scored on a series of sacrifice flies from Griffey, Aurilia and Jason LaRue. Felipe Lopez, Brandon Phillips, and Austin Kearns scored the runs. Tada! Reds win 7-3.

The Reds have secured a series win at last. The final game's tonight. Brandon Claussen pitching. It seems like he just started three days ago.

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