CINCINNATI (AP) – Ken Griffey Jr. tied Mickey Mantle on the career RBI list, and Adam Dunn drove in three runs with two homers Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

A blown transformer caused a power outage in the top of the seventh inning, leaving only security lights working at the ballpark. The game resumed after a 25-minute delay.

The Reds’ third straight victory matched their season high and left them 6-2 since the All-Star break.

Dunn had a solo homer off Tomo Ohka (6-5) in the third and added a two-run shot in the seventh off Ricky Bottalico, his 27th, that went an estimated 464 feet.

Felipe Lopez and Joe Randa also had solo homers for the Reds, who lead the NL with 132. They had 10 extra-base hits, their most in a game since Sept. 12, 2002, against the Chicago Cubs.

Griffey had another throwback game, going 2-for-5 and making two impressive plays in center field. The 10-time Gold Glove outfielder ran down Rickie Weeks’ liner in the fifth, then doubled up a runner at first.

An inning later, he got a standing ovation after running into the wall to get Geoff Jenkins’ fly ball. Griffey also stretched a hit into a double, showing confidence in a hamstring that was torn from the bone a year ago.

Ramon Ortiz (6-6) was warming up to start the seventh when most of the lights went out. He went back to the mound when the power was restored, finishing a seven-inning stint in which he gave up three runs. Ortiz tied Aaron Harang for most wins in a rotation that has given up the most runs and pitched the fewest innings in the NL.

Jenkins doubled home two runs in the first, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games. It’s the longest hitting streak by a Brewer this season.

Griffey singled home a run in the bottom of the inning, moving into a tie with Mantle for 42nd on the career list with 1,509. Griffey leads the Reds with 65 RBIs, his best total since 2001, when leg and shoulder injuries started sidetracking his career.

Dunn’s second homer highlighted a three-run seventh that put the Reds up 10-3. Weeks homered during a three-run rally in the eighth that cut it to 10-5.

Notes: Brewers OF Brady Clark had his 38th mulithit game, most in the NL. … 1B Lyle Overbay went 2-for-4, leaving him 11-for-15 against the Reds this season with three homers. … Reds RHP Josh Hancock threw 50 pitches to hitters before the game. He has been sidelined since spring training with a strained groin. Hancock hopes to pitch on a medical rehab assignment next week. … Reds RHP Ben Weber is expected to pitch for Class-A Dayton again over the weekend on a medical rehab assignment. … It’s the seventh time the Reds have won three straight this season. … Dunn has 14 multihomer games, five this season.

AP-ES-07-22-05 2225EDT


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