Griffey Hits No. 53 in 9th

From Associated Press

Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 53rd homer in the ninth inning and Jamie Moyer pitched seven strong innings to win his sixth consecutive decision Friday, leading the Mariners to a 9-4 victory over the Athletics.

Griffey was 0 for 3 with a walk before connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Aaron Small. It was his first home run since hitting two Sept. 15 against Toronto, and moved him within one of Mark McGwire, who homered Friday to raise his major league-leading total to 54.

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