Bruce homers to back Cueto in Reds' win over Mets

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Associated Press

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 2:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking homer and drove in two runs to back Johnny Cueto's wild but effective return from the disabled list, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 4-3 Monday night.

Brandon Phillips had a two-run single for his first career hit off Shaun Marcum in 13 at-bats. Phillips also made two sparkling plays in the field to help the Reds bounce back from a stunning 3-2 loss to the Phillies in which closer Aroldis Chapman gave up two home runs.

Chapman, the Reds' fifth reliever, struck out two — one on a 99 mph fastball — in a perfect ninth for his ninth save. He had blown his two previous save chances.

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