It was not known when Bruce might return to the lineup, but he did enter Saturday's 11-2 win as a pinch-hitter. The Reds trailed, 2-1, when his sixth-inning leadoff double to right field off Derek Lowe sparked a three-run rally that gave Cincinnati the lead for good. After the hit, Bruce was lifted for pinch-runner Mike Leake.
CINCINNATI -- Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Saturday because of dizziness. "He is terrible," Baker said. "Right now Jay is having an inner ear problem. He just woke up with it. I just saw him the afternoon before and he was great, walking his dog and seeing his girl. That's why as a manager, you have to get here early because you don't know what can happen overnight." Fred Lewis got the start in right field Saturday against the Braves.