Bruce homers twice to lead Reds past Cardinals

CINCINNATI (AP) - Jay Bruce homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals, who wrapped up the NL Central title with a 6-3 win at Colorado on Saturday, have lost 4 of 5. Joel Pineiro (15-12) allowed seven runs and eight hits in six innings to fall to 1-3 in his last four starts.

Homer Bailey pitched seven solid innings and Joey Votto also connected for the Reds, who have won 7 of 8. Brandon Phillips added two hits.

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