Griffey, seeking to become the 20th player to hit 500 homers,
connected on a 2-2 pitch from starter Cliff Lee to give the Reds a
Griffey's homer was his 18th this season -- 10th in his last 22
games -- and moved him within one of reaching a milestone he would
have gotten to much earlier if not for a string of injuries the
past few seasons.
In his next at-bat, Griffey was nearly beaned by Lee, who was
immediately ejected by plate umpire Matt Hollowell.