Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Adam Dunn closed a personal home run-fest of a series with the Brewers this afternoon by hitting an eleventh inning walkoff home run off of Danny Kolb. The homer provided all the runs in the 3-0 victory.

This was Dunn's fourth career walkoff homer. His last also came against the Brewers when he lead off the ninth inning on July 24, 2005 against Julio Santana with a home run. Chad Cordero and Brad Lidge served up Dunn's other game-ending shots.

Speaking of Cordero, the home run Dunn hit to win the game against him came on June 5, 2004. This was the last time Dunn had hit a home run in extra innings before today. Dunn has three tenth inning home runs and three eleventh inning home runs to his credit.

Yesterday, Doug Davis gave up a home run to Dunn that immediately followed Rich Aurilia going long against Davis. It marked the sixth time Dunn has hit a home run immediately following a teammate having done so. Dunn has followed a Ken Griffey, Jr. home run three times and Aurilia, Felipe Lopez and Austin Kearns once each.

Dunn's homer on the eleventh was not notable for anything other than being his first off a pitcher named Jackson (Zach). No Johnsons or Smiths have given up a homer to Dunn yet.

The Reds take on the World Champion Chicago White Sox next. Dunn has now homered in four consecutive games which ties his career best. He has no home runs against the White Sox.


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