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Griffey, Reese, Cabrera injured in game

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PHOENIX — Ken Griffey Jr. was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of Saturday's game between Cincinnati and Arizona after he twisted his right knee in center field in the fourth.

The Reds also lost second baseman Pokey Reese, who left after being hit in the left wrist by a pitch from Armando Reynoso leading off the fifth. X-rays were negative.

The Reds said both Griffey and Reese would be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

Griffey, who also was hit by a pitch from Reynoso in the first inning, was hurt when he dodged out of the way of shortstop Barry Larkin on Luis Gonzalez's bloop single to short center in the fourth inning.

Griffey charged the ball, while Larkin ran out to try to get it, and Griffey had to move out of the way at the last second. There was no immediate indication of how serious the injury might be.

The Reds' trainer and manager Jack McKeon ran onto the field, but Griffey indicated he was all right and stayed in the game.

He was lifted for pinch-hitter Alex Ochoa in the top of the fifth.

Reds reliever Manny Aybar was ejected by home plate umpire Paul Emmel after hitting Tony Womack with a pitch with two outs in the fifth. Aybar had to be restrained by McKeon and one of Cincinnati's coaches as he left the field.

Reese was in obvious pain after being hit by Reynoso's pitch. He immediately left the game for a pinch-hitter.

Arizona rookie first baseman Alex Cabrera, who was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, pulled up lame with a left groin strain while running out an RBI double in the fourth. Cabrera was in just his fifth game since being called up from Double-A El Paso.