Damian Miller launched a grand slam while Oakland was building an 11-to-0 lead in a 17-to-8 pounding of Cincinnati.
Miller's blast put the Athletics ahead 8-to-0 in the third. The
Reds eventually cut the deficit to 11-to-8 before Erubial Durazo's
(eh-ROO'-bee-ul dur-AH'-zohz) two-run homer capped the Athletics'
Eric Karros and Marco Scutaro (SKOO'-tah-roh) each hit two-run
doubles. Jermaine Dye added three hits, drove in two runs and
scored three times in the rout.
Adam Dunn and Jacob Cruz homered for the Reds in the seventh
inning. Dunn tops the majors with 18 round-trippers.
Rich Harden was chased during the Reds' five-run sixth but evened his mark at 3-and-3. Jose Acevedo lasted just three innings,
charged with eight runs and ten hits to fall to 3-and-5.
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