Reds 8, Brewers 3
The Brewers had a 45-minute meeting before the game. My guess is the play in the seventh on which two runs scored on a double-play ball to third was discussed. Ken Griffey Jr., hitter of said grounder, is counting it as a home run.
Jeff Keppinger singled to start the inning. Griffey hit the groundball to Ryan Braun. He threw wildly to second. When right fielder Gabe Gross threw wildly to second, trying to get Griffey, both Keppinger and Griffey scored.
"That's (No.) 589," Griffey said. "Straight Little League. Keep running."
Pete Mackanin is starting to wonder if the Reds can get in the race.
“Who knows you win eight, 10 in a row . . . look how far back the Cardinals were,” Mackanin said. “We're certainly playing better baseball. We keep doing that and those two teams keep beating up on each other, and it might make it interesting.”
The Reds are nine games in back of the Cubs, who passed the Brewers Friday in the NL Central. There are 40 games left.