• The Juice: Reds win to sweep Dodgers after Jay Bruce homers twice off Clayton Kershaw; Cards sweep Bucs

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Sep 9, 2013
    Bruce in rare company The Reds defeated the Dodgers, 3-2, to complete a three-game sweep, with Bruce homering twice off Clayton Kershaw. Bruce the first left-handed hitter this season to homer off Kershaw has 21 home runs against left-handed pitchers since the start of the 2012 season. Bruce, who has 29 homers on the season, came in with three singles lifetime against Kershaw. Kershaw hadn't allowed any home runs in 58 innings coming in. Rookie Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings and drove in a pair at the plate to keep the Cards in first by 1 1/2. Among the 36 players ahead of him, Cy Seymour and his standout season in 1905 certainly merit some attention. That year, Seymour who would not lead the league in any offensive category in any season before or after paced the NL in batting average, slugging, OPS, hits, total bases, doubles, triples, RBIs, and extra-base hits .
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    • Three up, three down: Bruce powering Reds

      Jay Bruce provided the catalyst for the Reds to complete a weekend sweep of the Dodgers, unloading a home run in each of his first two at-bats against lefty Clayton Kershaw in the Reds' 3-2 win on Sunday. Big deal? Yep. Kershaw had not allowed a home ru…
      Source: MLB.com
    • MLB Notebook: Bruce nearing rare company

      After his big game on Sunday night, Jay Bruce leads the NL with 68 extra-base hits, three ahead of the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter. Seven players in Reds history have led the league in this category.
      Source: MLB.com

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