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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.
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.
Reds 8, Indians 3
Kipnis 2b4130BHmltn cf4000
DvMrp rf4010Bruce rf4000
Brantly cf3000Frazier 3b4022
Rzpczy p0000Mesorc c4000
Raburn ph1012B.Pena 1b4220
Crocktt p0000Heisey lf4000
CSantn 1b4000Negron 2b4332
Chsnhll 3b4000Cozart ss3224
Swisher lf4000Latos p3110
YGoms c4121Ju.Diaz p0000
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Totals 33 3 7 3Totals348 108
DP-Cincinnati 1. LOB-Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 2. 2B-Raburn (7), Y.Gomes (21), Frazier (18), Negron (2). HR-Y.Gomes (16), Negron (3), Cozart (3).
Umpires-Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Will Little; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Greg Gibson.
T-2:44. A-33,863 (42,319).