Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 8/8/12
The hottest team in the majors for much of the past month, the Cincinnati Reds are suddenly on the verge of matching their longest losing streak of the season. Fortunately for them, they may have the right man on the mound Wednesday to stop the slide. Mat Latos looks to help the Reds avoid a fourth straight loss and a three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers by winning his fourth consecutive start. The Reds (66-44) went 22-3 from July 6-Aug. 4, but they've matched that loss total in the last three days. After dropping the finale of a weekend home series against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati has lost the first two games of this set including a 3-1 defeat Tuesday. Now, the Reds are one loss from matching their season-worst skid from June 18-22. "We'll get it together and make another nice run," said manager Dusty Baker, whose club still holds a 3 12-game NL Central lead over the Pirates. Three days after the final defeat of the June losing streak, Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA) began t...
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