Bruce, Frazier lead Reds past Pirates 8-1

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Associated Press

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 1 at 9:02 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jay Bruce had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Todd Frazier drove in two runs to cap an eventful day and the Cincinnati Reds cruised by the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Tuesday night.

Homer Bailey (4-3) gave up one run on four hits, walking one and striking out four while pitching his second career complete game.

Frazier doubled and tripled in his first two at-bats hours after saving a Pittsburgh restaurant-goer from choking on a piece of steak by giving him the Heimlich maneuver.

Charlie Morton (2-6) struggled with his trademark sinker and the Reds took advantage by knocking him around soggy PNC Park following a nearly 2-hour rain delay.

The Pirates were looking for their first five-game winning streak since September 2010 but faltered on a night Morton took another step backward.

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