Reds 2, Athletics 1
CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer off rookie Daniel Mengden to help send the Athletics to their seventh straight loss. Five times during the streak, they have been held to two runs or less. Reds starter Dan Straily allowed only Danny Valencia's RBI single through seven innings. Ross Ohlendorf gave up a pair of singles in the ninth, but he fanned pinch-hitter Billy Butler for his second career save and first of the season.