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导出博客文章CINCINNATI -- Sunday is a significant day for the Cincinnati Reds franchise with Ken Griffey Jr. being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.He was my idol growing up, said Reds right-fielder Jay Bruce. A couple of years (after being drafted by Cincinnati), I was playing center field and he was in right. Now Im standing where he stood (at his former locker). Its unbelievable.Griffey played nine seasons in Cincinnati. Although injuries marred his time there, Griffey hit 210 homers in a Reds uniform including the 500th and 600th homers of his career. He hit 40 homers and drove in 118 runs in 2000, his first season back in his hometown.Even when I got here (2008), there were still some flashes of brilliance, even though he was 35 or 37 and not 100 percent, Bruce said. I couldnt even say it was a dream come true (playing alongside Griffey), because I would never have dared dream it.Bruce celebrated on Saturday night by clubbing a three-run homer, his 20th, to extend his hitting streak to five games in a 6-1 win over Arizona.When Griffey takes the podium for his induction speech in Cooperstown on Sunday afternoon, his former club will be attempting to sweep a three-game series from the D-backs for the first time since 2007.Left-hander Brandon Finnegan takes the mound for Cincinnati for his first career appearances against the D-backs. Eight times in his last 19 starts, Finnegan has allowed two earned runs or fewer and 14 times gave up three or less.Luck hasnt always been on the leftys side this season. Three times hes been the victim of a blown save. Finnegan tossed a complete game on May 23 in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers. He was the Reds starter when the Cubs Jake Arrieta no-hit them on April 21 at Great American Ball Park.Right-hander Zack Godley will start for the Diamondbacks. Hell be making his second career appearance and first start against Cincinnati. He earned the victory on Aug. 22, 2015, at Great American Ball Park allowing one earned run in 3 2/3 innings.The struggling Diamondbacks welcomed back shortstop Chris Owings on Saturday. Hed been on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis.Prior to Saturdays game, Arizona manager Chip Hale promised retribution after Jean Segura was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat after hitting a leadoff homer.We have to protect our teammates, said Hale. We talk about it with our pitchers. I hope these pitchers understand that if theyre going to continue to hit our players, especially when it looks like ... the pitcher hit him because he hit a home run. Theres going to be some retribution at some point.Other than an errant breaking ball from starter Robbie Ray, which sailed over Joey Vottos head, there was no revenge taken on Saturday.Stay tuned Sunday.Most importantly, the Diamondbacks need a win after dropping four straight and 17 of 21. Mark Melancon Jersey . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Eddie Mathews Jersey . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. Custom Braves T-shirts . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Phil Niekro Jersey . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Saquon Barkley ran for two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, helping No. 12 Penn State beat Indiana 45-31 on Saturday.Barkley was held to 20 yards on 20 carries though the first three quarters. But the Big Tens top rusher stepped up in the final period, helping the Nittany Lions (8-2, 6-1, No. 10 CFP) keep pace with No. 2 Michigan in the East Division with their sixth consecutive victory.First, Barkley found a hole for a 4-yard TD run that made it 28-24. After Indiana regained the lead on Richard Lagows 40-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook, Barkley ran over a defender for a 2-yard score with 3:58 left.Penn State sealed the win with a 9-yard fumble return for a TD with 29 seconds left.Barkley finished with 60 yards on 33 carries. Trace McSorley was 16 of 30 for 332 yards with two TD passes and two interceptions.Indiana (5-5, 3-4) had won two in a row. Lagow was 23 of 40 for 292 yards and two TDs, and Devine Redding ran 23 times for 108 yards and two scoores.ddddddddddddTHE TAKEAWAYPenn State: The Nittany Lions maintained their long-shot division hopes, but still need help. They dropped their conference opener to the unbeaten Wolverines.Indiana: The Hoosiers blew a golden opportunity for a signature win. It would have been Indianas second Top 25 victory this season and secured bowl eligibility with two games to play. Next up is Michigan in Ann Arbor before finishing with rival Purdue in the regular-season finale.UP NEXTPenn State: Things should get easier next weekend when the Nittany Lions visit Rutgers, the last Big Ten team winless in conference play.Indiana: After playing four ranked teams in their last seven games, the Hoosiers face an even more daunting task next weekend. Michigan has won the last 20 in the series.---More AP college football: and ' ' '

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