ATLANTA (AP) _ Ken Griffey Junior passed Frank Robinson for
sixth place on the career home run list, and Cincinnati pitcher
Bobby Livingston went 4-for-4 with an R-B-I in the Reds' 10-to-3
victory over the Braves Monday night in Atlanta.
Griffey's 24th homer, a three-run shot into the right-field
seats at Turner Field, came off Atlanta reliever Oscar Villarreal
in the second inning and gave the Reds a 5-nothing lead.
With 587 homers, Griffey moved 15 behind Texas' Sammy Sosa for
fifth place. Griffey gave Cincinnati a 1-nothing lead with an R-B-I
single in the first.
Cincinnati called up Livingston (2-0) from Triple-A Louisville
before the game. The left-hander allowed eight hits, two runs and
two walks in five innings. He struck out four.
All of Livingston's hits were singles, including the one in the
third that made it 6-nothing.
The Braves had won four straight and 12 of 16. But Atlanta
starter Kyle Davies (4-8) failed to record an out and faced just
Andruw Jones cut the Reds' lead to 6-to-2 with a two-run single
in the third and had a fielder's choice R-B-I in the seventh.
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