Griffey's slam sends Mariners over Reds

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Junior's still got it.

Ken Griffey Jr. hit a grand slam off Kip Wells in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over his former team, the Cincinnati Reds.

Mike Leake allowed one run and three hits in four innings to boost his chances of making Cincinnati's rotation.

Leake, the eighth overall pick in last June's draft, plunked childhood idol Griffey with an off-speed pitch in the fourth, then joked he didn't know whether to say he was sorry — or not care.

It was one of the few mistakes in the first spring start for the 22-year-old right-hander.

Travis Wood also pitched four innings for Cincinnati, yielding one run and five hits. He is competing with Leake for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.