SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Bruce homered in his career-high fifth straight game, connecting off Madison Bumgarner and leading the Cincinnati Reds over the slumping San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday.
Bruce connected for his 25th homer of the season. His sixth home run during his five-game streak broke a 1-all tie in the seventh inning.READ MORE: 'Nature Shouldn't Be Treated Like A Trash Can': 7th Graders Team Up To Clean Up Lodi Lake
The NL West-leading Giants have lost nine of 11 since the All-Star break. The last-place Reds are 8-4 over that stretch.READ MORE: 'Heart Breaks Again': Homeless Advocate Speaks Out As Sacramento Police Investigate Homicide Of Possible Homeless Woman
Dan Straily (6-6) gave up three hits in 7 2/3 innings. Tony Cingrani pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Bumgarner (10-6) allowed one earned run and five hits in eight innings, striking out nine.MORE NEWS: Woodland Man, 18, Accused Of Intentionally Hitting Man With Car During Argument
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