Jay Bruce scratched with side pain
Bruce has been one of the Reds' hottest hitters lately, going 8-for-15 with five homers in his last four games. Bruce homered three times during a 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. He led off Monday's 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers with a homer and then ended it with an RBI single in the 10th.
Bruce had some of the best career numbers off Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo, going 4-for-8 with a homer.
The Reds began play on Tuesday with a six-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central.
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