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Bruce powers Reds over Cubs

Jay Bruce belted three homers and drove in five runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-1 Friday night at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds won the series-opener as -165 favorites, while the eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Johnny Cueto pitched eight innings for the victory, allowing six hits and one run with eight strikeouts.

Tom Gorzelanny gave up seven hits and six runs over five innings in the loss.