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Mariners-Twins: Griffey’s Target Practice Propels Mariners

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If there are any guarantees in life, one would be that Ken Griffey Jr. will do something special on mother's day. Yesterday Griffey smashed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help the Mariners comeback and defeat the Minnesota Twins in the weekend finale.

The blast by Junior was his seventh career mothers day homer, his second career dinger with the annually popular pink bat. The ball went through a $25,000 Subway promotion target hanging over the second deck of the Metrodome, Junior either won the money or provided a nice check for one lucky fan.

"This is my second (home run) with a pink bat," Griffey said proudly. "My mom has the first one and I'm going to give this one to (my wife), Melissa, unless my mo...

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