Bronson Arroyo pitched eight dominant innings to win a matchup of struggling pitchers and Jeff Keppinger had a career-high five hits, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 7-1 yesterday for a split of their day-night doubleheader. In the opener, Carlos Beltran hit a bases-loaded triple and drove in five runs to back Johan Santana's first home win for the Mets in a 12-6 victory.
Ken Griffey Jr. had two hits and an RBI in the nightcap, a makeup of Friday night's rainout, but remained stalled in his bid to become the sixth player with 600 home runs. He is homerless in 59 at-bats. Griffey missed No. 598 by inches in the opener when he hit a drive off the top of the wall for a two-run double.