Saturday May 31, 2008
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 599th career homer
Saturday, leaving him one shy of a seldom-reached mark, and Jay
Bruce extended his amazing weeklong debut with a 10th-inning homer
for an 8-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Bruce's first big league homer off Manny Acosta (3-2) dealt
another crushing road defeat to the Braves, who couldn't hold a
one-run lead heading into the ninth.
Griffey was on deck when Bruce connected for the game-winning
solo shot. The 21-year-old rookie rounded the bases, flipped his
helmet into the air halfway to home, then got pummeled by teammates
when he hopped on the plate. The Reds' top prospect is 11-for-19 in
his first five games in the majors.
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