CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mat Latos finally got his first win for Cincinnati, pitching seven shutout innings against an old NL West nemesis, and Brandon Phillips homered and drove in three runs Tuesday night, leading the Reds to a 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Latos (1-2) came to the Reds in a four-player deal with San Diego and acknowledged trying too hard to impress his new team. He was back on his game against the Giants, allowing only four singles.
Phillips hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Matt Cain (1-1) after being called out on a foul tip. The umpires decided the tipped ball hit the dirt, giving him another swing.
The Giants have lost six straight and 11 of 15 at Great American Ball Park.
Pablo Sandoval singled in his final at-bat, leaving him with a hit in each of the Giants' 17 games. It's the second-longest hitting streak to open a season in franchise history, one behind Johnny Rucker of the 1945 New York Giants.
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