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SEATTLE, Wash. - David Ross and Brandon Phillips each hit two homers Friday night as the Cincinnati Reds walloped the Seattle Mariners, 16-1.
The night was marked by Ken Griffey Junior's return to Seattle to play for the first time since he was traded to the Reds. But it was his teammates who provided the highlights.
Cincinnati starter Aaron Harang worked eight strong innings for the win, allowing just two hits and an unearned run while striking out seven.
Griffey was mostly quiet at the plate. He hit a grounder and later scored in the first inning. But he finished 1-for-5 and struck out three times.
Mariners starter Ryan Feierbend struggled, giving up nine runs and six hits in just 2-and-two-thirds innings.
The lone highlight for Seattle was Ichiro Suzuki extending his hitting streak to 17 games with a single in the fourth inning. Seattle's only other hit off Harang was a single by Jose Vidro in the third.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)