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The Reds (97-64) remained in contention to earn the National League's No. 1 seed by defeating the host Cardinals (87-74), 3-1, on Tuesday night. Mat Latos improved to 14-4 with considerable help from his bullpen. Meanwhile, Cincinnati's offense was fueled by Scott Rolen and Dioner Navarro, who both tallied a pair of hits in the contest. One of Rolen's was of the four-base variety -- his 8th of the 2012 campaign. Read on for the full recap of the good, bad and notables: The Good: + Rolen had a good night by going 2-4 at the dish. His solo homer helped raise his RBI total to 39. + Navarro was also 2-4 with an RBI. He's proved to be a valuable backup to Ryan Hanigan since coming up from Louisville. + Jay Bruce notched his 99th RBI with a run-scoring single in the sixth. He could very well get to the 100-RBI mark in tomorrow's season finale. + The bullpen. The combination of Sam LeCure, Sean Marshall, Jonathan Broxton and Aroldis Chapman pitched fou...
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