CINCINNATI (AP) -Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 585th homer Sunday, a three-run shot that left him one behind Frank Robinson for sixth on the career list.
The 37-year-old outfielder reached for a down-and-away pitch from St. Louis left-hander Mike Maroth in the third inning and sent it off the base of the batter's eye in center field, his 22nd homer of the season.
The Cincinnati Reds outfielder has been on a hitting tear since he overcame a broken left hand that wiped out most of his spring training and two other medical problems. He missed time in April with an inflamed digestive tract and inflammation around the lungs.
Since June 1, Griffey has hit 11 homers and put himself in position for his 13th All-Star selection in the fan voting.

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