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Latos shuts down Cubs in series finale

4:01 PM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Todd Frazier scorched a solo home run for the game's only run and Mat Latos struck out four over seven-plus innings, as the Cincinnati Reds slipped past the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.

Latos (1-0) limited the Cubs to just three hits over the first seven frames before allowing the first two batters to reach base in the eighth.

Jonathan Broxton took over and retired all three hitters he faced before Aroldis Chapman worked around a two-out single in the ninth to nail down his fourth save of the season.

Shin-Soo Choo collected two hits and has reached base in all 21 of his appearances for the Reds, who wrapped up a 10-game homestand at 8-2.

Jeff Samardzija (1-4) suffered his fourth straight loss despite striking out eight and scattering seven hits and three walks over six innings for Chicago, which managed just five hits in dropping its fifth game in its last six tries.

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