Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Mat Latos had mixed reactions to his start Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, but he and the Cincinnati Reds will take the result. The right-hander set a career high by giving up five home runs, but those were the only baserunners he allowed, minimizing the damage while the Reds were hitting four homers on their way to a 7-5 win. "I didn't walk anybody?" said Latos, who never pitched out of a stretch while lasting a season-high 7 1/3 innings. "That makes me feel a little better. As a pitcher, it's a bummer to let a team go yard five times. I was just in attack mode. I was just throwing strikes. It's always good when you throw strikes, but I don't make excuses. If those pitches are down, maybe they don't leave the ballpark. Maybe they're groundouts." Latos became the first pitcher in Reds history and 11th pitcher in major league history to earn a win despite giving up at least five home runs. He is the first Reds pitcher to give up five homers in a win since Bronson Arroyo in...
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