Griffey passes McGwire in Seattle

Ken Griffey Jr. showed flashes of the old Griffey, the classic Griffey once again yesterday. Although the Reds dropped the game 3-2, Griffey gave the fans who treated him with adoration and affection all weekend a glimpse of the player they once had and loved.

Griffey belted homeruns #582 and #583, and added another hit, accounting for all of Cincinnati’s offense in the 3-2 loss. He also had an outfield assist from right field, throwing out Ben Broussard at first base.

Bronson Arroyo picked up the loss to move to just 2-9 on the season, and J.J. Putz picked up his 21st save of the season. Ichiro Suzuki extended his hitting streak to 19 games by going 2 for 3.

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