It was the guys who will be the faces of the Reds franchise for a long time who got it done on sunday. In front of 29,327 fans at Great American Ballpark, the Reds got two big innings to propel them to victory.
Jay Bruce went 3 for 3 in one of the finest games of his career. Bruce homered down the left field line (power to all fields is a great thing) in the 4th inning with Joey Votto on base to put the Reds up 2-0. After Votto and Brandon Phillips each doubled to deep right field in the 5th inning, Bruce homered to right center for his second multi-homer game of his career. Oh and by the way, he added another outfield assist, throwing out Yunel Escobar at 2nd base.
The Reds coasted the rest of the game after building an 8-0 lead. Micah Owings picks up his first win as a Red and first win in nearly a year. Reds salvage a little bit against a weak hitting Atlanta team and now sit at 10-8 on the season, 2.5 games behind the first place Cardinals.