Bruce lifts Reds to 6-5 win over Phillies
Jay Bruce homered and drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Todd Frazier also homered and the Reds threw out two runners at the plate to end innings, overcoming homers by Marlon Byrd, Carlos Ruiz and Jimmy Rollins and sending the Phillies to their seventh loss in eight games.
The Reds threw out Byrd at the plate to end the sixth inning and Ruiz to end the seventh.
Alfredo Simon (8-3) allowed seven hits and three runs with three strikeouts in six innings. Jonathon Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
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