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Homer Bailey

Bruce Homers In His Old Ballpark, Mets Overpower Reds 7-6

Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the ballpark where he had his best moment, rounding the bases to a familiar “BRUUUCE” chant, and Adrian Gonzalez connected twice Monday night, powering the New York Mets to a slump-ending 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Mets hit the road after getting swept during a six-game homestand that included three shutout losses and 11 runs total by New York's offense. Michael Conforto got it going with a leadoff homer against Homer Bailey (0-5), and Bruce had a two-run shot off his former teammate in the third for a 4-0 lead.

The outfielder made his second return to Great American Ball Park since he was traded in 2016. His 136 career homers at...

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