10:05 PM ET, June 22, 2007
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
• Summary: While the night was billed as Ken Griffey Jr.'s return to his first major league city, Griffey's teammates stole the spotlight during the game. David Ross and Brandon Phillips had two home runs apiece and Aaron Harang pitched eight scoreless innings as Cincinnati rolled Seattle.
• Unsung heroes: Adam Dunn was 2-for-5 with a double and scored twice and Alex Gonzalez was 2-for-6 with a double, three RBIs and scored a run.
• Losing effort: The only good thing for Seattle tonight was that Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-3 at the plate, extending his hitting streak to 17 games.
• Ahh, memories: Griffey, who was traded to Cincinnati after the 1999 season, told the crowd in an emotional pregame ceremony that he didn't realize how much he missed being in Seattle.
• Figure this: Seattle tied its worst home loss in team history with the 15-run defeat. The Mariners have lost seven of their last nine games.
• Quotable: "It was more than I expected. A lot more than I expected. Awesome. If you had to put it in one word. It was something. To have that many people for that long cheering was pretty unbelievable." -- Griffey
-- ESPN.com news services
Reds 16, Mariners 1
Harang has not lost since May 20 at Cleveland (six starts). ... Seattle LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith made his major league debut striking out Griffey with two outs in the sixth. He pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. ... The 46,340 was the sixth-largest regular season crowd in Safeco Field history.
Regular Season Series
|1st||J Conine hit sacrifice fly to right, B Phillips scored.||1||0|
|1st||A Gonzalez doubled to deep left, K Griffey Jr, A Dunn and E Encarnacion scored.||4||0|
|2nd||B Phillips singled to center, D Ross scored, N Hopper to second.||5||0|
|2nd||K Griffey Jr grounded into fielder's choice to first, B Phillips out at second, N Hopper to third, N Hopper scored on throwing error by shortstop Y Betancourt.||6||0|
|3rd||D Ross homered to left center, J Hamilton scored.||8||0|
|3rd||B Phillips homered to right.||9||0|
|5th||J Hamilton homered to center.||10||0|
|5th||W Bloomquist grounded out to second, K Johjima scored, J Vidro to third, Y Betancourt to second.||10||1|
|6th||A Dunn doubled to deep right, J Conine scored.||11||1|
|6th||J Hamilton reached on infield single to second, A Dunn scored, A Gonzalez to second.||12||1|
|6th||D Ross homered to left, A Gonzalez and J Hamilton scored.||15||1|
|6th||B Phillips homered to center.||16||1|
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|Stadium||Safeco Field, Seattle, WA|
|Attendance||46,340 (97.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Bruce Froemming|