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Your browser does not support iframes. A day removed from a 13-inning game that taxed the bullpen, the Reds desperately needed a long outing out of their starting pitcher, and they got exactly what they needed thanks to Mat Latos. Latos improved his 2013 record to 12-3 after scattering six hits and no runs over eight innings of work. The right-hander fanned nine, and did not walk a batter, with 68 of his 94 pitches going for strikes. Brandon Phillips provided the only offense the Reds would need by blasting a two-run home run off former Red Travis Wood in the top of the seventh. Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the Cubs in dominant fashion by striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth. It marked the 28th save of the season for the Cuban.
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