Gagne Blows it in 10th, Junior Lifts Reds Over Brewers 4-3
Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit consecutive homers off Gagne to tie it
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. leaves the dugout after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3.   ((AP Photo/David Kohl))
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(Newser) – Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit consecutive homers off Eric Gagne in the 10th inning Sunday, and Ken Griffey Jr. followed with a run-scoring single that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds won for only the second time in their last nine games, a downturn linked to their struggling offense.

Down to their last at-bat on Sunday, they finally got it going. Encarnacion helped the Brewers pull ahead 3-1 in the top of the 10th with his sixth fielding error, booting a grounder as he hurried to try to start a double play. Jared Burton (1-1) let in a run with a wild pitch, and J.J. Hardy singled home another.