CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce singled off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the 10th inning Monday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that extended their NL Central lead to a season-high six games.
The Reds are pulling away from second-place St. Louis, which lost at Houston 3-0 on Monday night. The six-game lead is Cincinnati biggest since 1995, the last time it reached the playoffs.
Hoffman (2-7) walked Ryan Hanigan to open the 10th. Pinch-runner Brandon Phillips stopped at second on Chris Heisey's two-out single. Bruce, who led off the Reds' first with a homer, then singled through the hole at shortstop to end it.
Francisco Cordero (5-4) gave up a single in the 10th.
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