Blue Jays 3

(6-15, 4-6 away)

Reds 4

(12-9, 6-4 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 20, 2006

    Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Florida 

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    Cincinnati 5, Toronto 4

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Ted Lilly pitched five scoreless innings for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

    Lilly allowed six hits, walked one and struck out three. He threw 56 of his 88 pitches for strikes in the longest outing by a Toronto pitcher this spring.

    "It was better than it has been," Lilly said.

    Ken Griffey Jr. was back in Cincinnati's lineup after returning from the World Baseball Classic. He went 1-for-3 with a single.

    "As long as I have been in baseball, he is one of the most respected and most well-liked players by his teammates I have ever seen," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "Everybody here really thinks a lot of him, not only as a ballplayer but as a person."

    Toronto's Reed Johnson (tender right elbow) played center field for the first time this spring and cut down Rich Aurilia at the plate when he tried to score from second on Jason LaRue's single.

    Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

    Blue Jays outfielder Frank Catalanotto (right shoulder) played in the field for the first time in a week.

    "I had no problems," Catalanotto said. "It was encouraging to get back into a game again."

    David Weathers allowed two unearned runs in two innings for Cincinnati. Brian Buchanan's two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning won it for the Reds.

    Game notes

    The Reds traded OF Wily Mo Pena to Boston for RHP Bronson Arroyo. ... Cincinnati reassigned LHP Tommy Phelps to its minor league camp.

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