With two outs in the top of the ninth, Griffey connected off closer
for his 481st career home run. He is on his longest homer streak since a major league record-tying eight-game tear in 1993, when he played for Seattle.
"It's just one of those things," Griffey said. "I'm not thinking about it, just trying to make good contact and they happen to fly out. I'm not trying to hit the ball out of the ballpark, just trying to hit it somewhere hard."
"He finally did something I never did, along with a couple of other things," Reds manager
joked. "It's special. Hopefully, we're getting him locked in for that."
Griffey's streak matches the longest in Reds' history, set by
"The first time we saw Griffey he was coming off the DL and he was a bit rusty," Brewers manager
said. "But he's not rusty anymore. He's back to being a dangerous hitter he's always been. You have to be perfect with him."
"They got some good guys in there that'll battle you," Franklin said. "These guys can hit, they put the ball in play and make things happen."
Haynes yielded one run - a leadoff homer to
in the bottom of the first - and four hits in seven innings against his former team for his first win since June 13. He had been 0-4 in his previous five games, despite a 3.34 ERA.
"I just went out there, got behind my first hitter and he hit a home run," Haynes said. "I just tried to bear down after that, hold them and give us a chance to put some runs on the board, and we were able to to it. It definitely feels good. Hopefully, it's the start of something and we can get rolling here."
Franklin surrendered four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings as he absorbed up his first loss since June 11.
"He was in control until the sixth inning," Yost said. "He had only given up a couple of hits. For the most part, he did pretty good. I was happy with him."
"I had good command today and I wasn't afraid to throw any pitch," Franklin said. "I just made some bad pitches."
Milwaukee center fielder
extended his major league-best streak of reaching safely to 42 games with a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth.