REDS BEAT METS
June 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Reds 4, Mets 1: Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Homer Bailey made the lead stand up as visiting Cincinnati beat New York for its fifth straight win.
Bruce blasted an 0-2 breaking ball from Jon Niese to deep right for his 15th homer, providing all the run support needed for the Reds, who maintained their four-game lead in the National League Central.
Bailey (5-4) held the Mets to one run on six hits and struck out three over eight innings, and Aroldis Chapman worked around a two-out walk in the ninth for his eighth save.
Niese (4-3) struck out seven but allowed four runs on six hits over seven innings to take the loss.
Ryan Ludwick had an RBI single in the fourth for the Reds. David Wright drove in the Mets' lone run with a double in the bottom of the first.