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Junior Ties Frank Robinson For Sixth In Career Homers

Cincinnati Reds right fielder Ken Griffey Jr. climbed another rung Friday night on the ladder of MLB immortality, as he hit career home run number 586 putting him in a tie for sixth place on the MLB career home run list with a man who ironically started his Hall of Fame career with the Reds, Frank Robinson. Junior hit the long ball in the fifth inning off of Arizona pitcher Micah Owings to give the Reds a 6-0 lead. It was number 23 of the season for Griffey, leaving him just four short of his season total for 2006, and one short of the team lead this season currently held by Adam Dunn. Griffey trails career leader number five, Texas right fielder Sammy Sosa by 16 as Sosa went into Friday night's action with 602 career round trippers. Robinson was traded from Cincinnati to the Baltimore Orioles in 1966, for Milt Pappas. Robinson went on to win the Triple Crown, the A.L. MVP and the World Series that year with the Birds.
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