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Jay Bruce homers, Marquis and Reds beat Mariners 10-1

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GOODYEAR, Ariz — Jay Bruce hit his first home run of the spring, Jason Marquis pitched three perfect innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Sunday.

Bruce has a hit in all four of his games this spring. He's trying to bounce back from a season in which he batted .217 with 18 home runs and 66 RBIs — he had averaged over 30 homers and 100 RBIs in his previous three years.

PHOTO: Cincinnati Reds' Jason Marquis throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Cincinnati Reds' Jason Marquis throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Marquis struck out three. The veteran is competing for one of the two open spots in the Cincinnati rotation.

J.A. Happ allowed a two-run homer to Donald Lutz in his first outing this spring.

Austin Jackson hit an RBI double for Seattle. Willie Bloomquist, coming back from a fractured knee, was 0 for 3 in his first game.

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning. Rodney set a team record and led the majors with 48 saves last year.

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