Cubs Castro tries to tag Reds Bruce in Chicago
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (R) dives to make a tag as Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce overshoots second base on a leadoff double during the second inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 1, 2010. Bruce was safe on the play. UPI/Brian Kersey
Jay Bruce clouted a go-ahead homer and Johnny Cueto notched a win in his return from an injury Monday in Cincinnati's 4-3 win over the New York Mets.
Eric Kratz and Freddy Galvis socked back-to-back homers in the bottom of the ninth Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies over Cincinnati 3-2.
Joey Votto backed Bronson Arroyo's 7 2/3 shutout innings with four hits, including a two-run homer, and Cincinnati pounded Philadelphia 10-0 Saturday.
Michael Young raced home on a fielding error to give Philadelphia the lead in the eighth inning Friday and the Phillies held on to down Cincinnati 5-3.
Jay Bruce highlighted a three-run 10th inning with a two-run double Thursday, lifting Cincinnati to a 5-3 victory over Miami.
Jay Bruce led a 14-hit Cincinnati assault Saturday, going 3-for-5 and two RBI, including a homer, in the Reds' 13-7 pounding of Milwaukee.
Brandon Phillips hit a seventh-inning homer that became the winning run Friday, boosting Cincinnati to a 4-3 decision over Milwaukee.
Dan Uggla smacked two solo homers and Freddie Freeman added a grand slam Wednesday, powering the Atlanta Braves over Cincinnati 7-2.
Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI Monday, powering the Atlanta Braves over Cincinnati 7-4.
Jack Hannahan drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning Saturday and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4.