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Latos pitches Red to 8-3 victory over Indians

By Mark Schmetzer | Associated Press Published: August 7, 2014 4:00 AM
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By Mark Schmetzer | Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and chipped in with a hit as the Cincinnati Reds opened a seven-game homestand with an 8-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

Zack Cozart hit a three-run homer off the left-field foul pole and Kristopher Negron added a two-run shot as the Reds won for the third time in four games.

Latos (4-3), making his 10th start since opening the season on the disabled list and being activated on June 14, allowed just one runner past second base before Yan Gomes led off Cleveland's three-run eighth with his 16th homer.

Ryan Raburn chased Latos with a pinch-hit, two-run double.

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Latos gave up six hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts in 723 innings.

Cozart, who hadn't homered since June 1 at Arizona, connected off Danny Salazar (4-5) with two outs in the second. Cozart's third homer of the season was the first allowed by Salazar in five starts since May 15 at Toronto.

Negron made it 5-0 with a two-out drive in the fourth. The homer was his third of the season, all since being called up from Triple-A Louisville on July 10.

Salazar lasted four innings while seeing his personal winning streak snapped at a career-high three. He allowed five hits and five runs with five strikeouts.

The Reds broke open the game with a three-run seventh that started with Negron's double for his first career three-hit game. Cozart hit an RBI single, Latos followed with a single and Todd Frazier added a two-run double.

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Reds 8, Indians 3

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Umpires-Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Will Little; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Greg Gibson.

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