Bruce homers in 5th straight game, Reds beat Giants

Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce, right, is greeted by Adam Duvall, left, after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in San Francisco. Cincinnati won p2-1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jay Bruce homered in his career-high fifth straight game, connecting off Madison Bumgarner and leading the Cincinnati Reds over the slumping San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday.

Bruce connected for his 25th homer of the season. His sixth home run during his five-game streak broke a 1-all tie in the seventh inning.

The NL West-leading Giants have lost nine of 11 since the All-Star break. The last-place Reds are 8-4 over that stretch.

Dan Straily (6-6) gave up three hits in 7 2/3 innings. Tony Cingrani pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.

Bumgarner (10-6) allowed one earned run and five hits in eight innings, striking out nine.