Jay Bruce and Joey Votto make megabucks mainly because they can slug the baseball, and the Reds' multi-millionaire bashers earned their coin Sunday.

Bruce hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning, and Votto homered and had four RBI as the Reds rallied to beat Houston 6-5 before 31,086 fans at Great American Ball Park.

"It's always good when you come through for your team like that, but obviously I wasn't the only part of that comeback," Bruce said. "We're never out of it."

Bruce led off the eighth inning with a towering, 381-foot homer to right against Astros reliever Fernando Rodriguez. Joyous Reds fans sprang to their feet as the ball left the bat, and Bruce toured the bases amid the customary din of GABP fireworks. Bruce now has homered in four consecutive games, a career high.