Under-the-weather Bruce misses finale

Under-the-weather Bruce misses finale

BALTIMORE -- Wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sitting alone at his locker on Sunday, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce looked under the weather. He felt equally lousy, and did not start on Sunday against the Orioles because of a still undetermined illness.

Bruce was expected to visit the Orioles team doctor for a diagnosis.

"I don't feel good this morning," Bruce said. "I felt perfectly fine last night. But when I got back to the hotel and went to bed, I caught a chill and couldn't shake it."

Bruce was 2-for-10 in the first two games of the series, including an 0-for-5, three-strikeout game on Saturday. Because the team checked out of its hotel already, Bruce had to remain at the ballpark, instead of staying in bed.

"We're going to find a place to quarantine him if he's contagious, so he doesn't get anyone else sick," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.