Sept. 4, 1999
Reds 22, Phillies 3
The night began with Cincinnati tied with L.A. for seventh in the National League in home runs. Four hours later, after bashing a league-record nine homers off six Philadelphia pitchers, the Reds, with 165, had moved up to fourth. Eddie Taubensee hit two. Greg Vaughn belted his 30th. Even the power-deprived Mark Lewis (six) and Brian Johnson (five) got into the act. Phillies starter Paul Byrd allowed his 25th, 26th and 27th homers of the season. After Billy Brewer worked one third of an inning, Philadelphia brought in righty Cliff Politte, who was rudely rocked for six runs in his one third of an inning. Oddly, Politte avoided giving up a long ball. Not so Chad Ogea, who permitted three shots and took over the league lead for homers allowed with 35.