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Box > Cincinnati 10, Baltimore 6
Red-hot Reds overpower O's
The road-weary Orioles headed for home after two Sammy Sosa home runs went for naught in a losing effort to the Reds. Sidney Ponson gave up seven runs in six innings, and it was too much for the O's to overcome.
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Ken Griffey Jr.'s two-run homer in the fifth inning put the Reds on top for good. (Tom Uhlman/AP)
Cincinnati scored 10 runs for the second straight game to win two out of three from Baltimore. Rich Aurilia got it started with a three-run homer in the third, and Ken Griffey Jr. added two more with shot of his own in the fifth.
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Baltimore (36-26)
Lost 2
Cincinnati 10, Baltimore 6   CIN
Cincinnati (26-36)
Won 2
June 12, 2005
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Baltimore
0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   6 9 0
Cincinnati
0 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 X   10 16 0
Standings through 6/12/05  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Reds Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5011021.361
Newhan, CF4000002.190
Mora, 3B4000010.304
Tejada, SS4110010.325
Sosa, RF4333000.251
Palmeiro, 1B2110200.255
Marrero, LF4011012.158
Gil, C3110000.194
b-Gomez, PH1000012.371
Ponson, P2010000.250
a-Gibbons, PH1000000.263
Kline, P0000000.000
Williams, P0000000.000
Baldwin, P0000000.000
c-Surhoff, PH1001001.301
Totals35696268 

a-Grounded out for Ponson in the 7th. b-Struck out for Gil in the 9th. c-Grounded out for Baldwin in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada (22, Ortiz), Ponson (1, Ortiz).
HR: Sosa 2 (8, 2nd inning off Ortiz, 1 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Roberts; Tejada 2; Sosa 9; Palmeiro; Marrero; Gil; Ponson 2.
RBI: Sosa 3 (21), Roberts (34), Marrero (10), Surhoff (18).
2-out RBI: Roberts; Sosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Newhan; Roberts.
GIDP: Marrero.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Roberts-Tejada-Palmeiro).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, F, SS5121004.309
Randa, 3B5010012.292
Casey, 1B5231001.324
Griffey, CF4332101.281
Dunn, LF4210112.243
Aurilia, 2B4124010.246
Cruz, RF3010000.280
1-Kelly, PR-RF11120001.000
Valentin, C4010003.212
Ortiz, P3010011.062
a-Pena, PH1000012.313
Wagner, P0000000.000
Keisler, P0000000.600
Totals391016102516 

a-Struck out for Ortiz in the 7th.
1-Ran for Cruz in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez, F (15, Ponson), Griffey (17, Kline).
HR: Aurilia (6, 2nd inning off Ponson, 2 on, 0 out), Griffey (11, 5th inning off Ponson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lopez, F 3; Randa; Casey 3; Griffey 7; Dunn; Aurilia 5; Cruz; Kelly; Valentin; Ortiz.
RBI: Aurilia 4 (22), Casey (30), Griffey 2 (43), Lopez, F (35), Kelly 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Lopez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, F 2.
GIDP: Casey.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Ortiz-Lopez, F-Casey).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (L, 6-4)6.011771325.36
Kline 0.02331006.23
Williams 1.02000104.33
Baldwin 1.01000100.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (W, 2-4)7.06442226.10
Wagner 1.00000205.03
Keisler 1.03220203.00

Kline pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Ponson, Keisler.
IBB: Dunn (by Kline).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 90-56, Kline 14-6, Williams 22-18, Baldwin 15-9, Ortiz 92-61, Wagner 9-8, Keisler 22-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 11-4, Kline 0-0, Williams 1-1, Baldwin 2-0, Ortiz 11-8, Wagner 1-0, Keisler 1-0.
Batters faced: Ponson 29, Kline 3, Williams 5, Baldwin 4, Ortiz 28, Wagner 3, Keisler 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Williams 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 27,530.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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