MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jay Bruce hit a solo homer to start the 10th inning and Cincinnati exploded for five runs to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Saturday night after the Reds met before the game to clear the air following more than a week of frustration.
The Reds, who also got a home run from Ramon Hernandez early, had lost six of their previous eight to fall a season-worst two games under .500 and appeared to be in trouble several times in this one.
But Bruce hit a towering homer off Marco Estrada (2-6) to right field, his 21st this season, and the Reds added four insurance runs in the inning by sending 10 men to the plate.
Milwaukee was again without Ryan Braun and blew a big opportunity in the ninth.
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