Reds 4W: Harang (5-8)
L: J. Jennings (5-9)
S: Weathers (4)Rockies 3
Ken Griffey Jr. hit a tiebreaking solo homer and Aaron Harang pitched seven solid innings for his first win since May 30, leading host Cincinnati.
Griffey's 519th career homer, off Jason Jennings, snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth and decided a matchup of the NL's two worst teams. Adam Dunn added a two-run shot in the eighth inning, his 24th.
Griffey also made a lead-saving defensive play in the eighth, throwing Eddy Garabito out at the plate when he tried to score from second base on Aaron Miles's single to center.
Harang emerged from his deep slump by limiting the Rockies to a run and three hits in seven innings. The right-hander was 0-6 in his last seven starts with a 5.91 ERA, helping the Reds' rotation sink to the bottom of the league.
ColoradoABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3236329 -- Sullivan cf400000.279Miles 2b401002.289Helton 1b400000.284Atkins 3b311010.306Byrnes lf400003.000Piedra rf423201.319LuGonzalez ss400002.287Ardoin c301100.221JJennings p200001.143Garabito ph000010.309Seay p000000---DeJean p000000---CincinnatiABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3246427 -- FLopez ss412000.307Aurilia 2b400000.243Belisle p000000.143Weathers p000000---Casey 1b401100.312Griffey Jr. cf221120.288Randa 3b400002.296Dunn lf412201.242WPena rf400001.274LaRue c300001.253Harang p200002.025Olmedo ph-2b100000.533Colorado
000010002 -- 362Cincinnati
10000102x -- 460 E: Atkins (11), LuGonzalez (3). LOB: Colorado 4, Cincinnati 6. 2B: Atkins (13), Piedra (4), Dunn (18). HR: Piedra (1), off Weathers; Dunn (24), off Seay; Griffey Jr. (18), off JJennings. RBI: Piedra 2 (4), Ardoin (5), Casey (38), Griffey Jr. (59), Dunn 2 (54). SB: FLopez (7).
ColoradoIP HRERBBSONPERAJJennings, L7 522151135.08SeayC12211168.49DeJeanB0000165.59CincinnatiIP HRERBBSONPERAHarang, W7 311171073.95Belisle1 10010173.99Weathers, S1 22202233.88 IBB: off JJennings (Griffey Jr.) 1.
T: 2:37. A: 21,116 (42,271).