PHOENIX (AP) ― Mat Latos matched his career high with 13 strikeouts and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged the finale of their three-game series in Arizona with a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Choo Shin-soo hit a leadoff home run and Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot in the first inning off Randall Delgado (0-1).
That was plenty of offense for Latos (7-1), who allowed a run on six hits with one walk in 7 2/3 innings.
Latos, coming off his first loss in 21 starts, didn’t strike anyone out in the first two innings, then fanned 13 over the next 5 2-3.
Reds center fielder Choo Shin-soo rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning. (AP-Yonhap News)
After blowing a save in Cincinnati’s 4-3 loss on Saturday, Aroldis Chapman gave up a run in a shaky ninth but still got his 19th save.
The loss snapped Arizona’s four-game winning streak.
In the ninth, Chapman got the first two batters to bounce out to shortstop before Cliff Pennington singled and went to second on defensive indifference. Pinch-hitter Wil Nieves singled in Pennington to cut it to 4-2.
A wild pitch moved Nieves to second, then Chapman hit Gerardo Parra in the right forearm with a 100 mph fastball.
The Reds jumped on Delgado from the start.
Choo hit an 0-2 pitch into the swimming pool area in right field, his fourth leadoff homer of the season and ninth of his career. Zach Cozart followed with a double, then after Joey Votto struck out looking, Phillips’ homer to left made it 3-0.
Choo and Phillips each have 11 home runs this season.
Cincinnati added an unearned run in the second. Xavier Paul led off with a double, then Pennington bobbled Devin Mesoraco’s grounder down the third base line for an error. Latos sacrificed the runners to second and third, and after Choo walked to load the bases, Cozart brought Paul home with a sacrifice fly to the wall in left-center.
Gonzalez, Ramirez lift Dodgers
SAN DIEGO (AP) ― Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Gonzalez broke a 1-all tie with a drive to right field off closer Huston Street, and Ramirez hit the next pitch to right-center to help Los Angeles split the four-game series. It was the second home run in two days for both players.
Street (0-4) has given up 10 home runs in 26 1/3 innings this season. Last year, he allowed two in 39 innings.
Brandon League (3-3) got the last out in the eighth and Kenley Jansen earned his fourth save.
Toronto 13, Baltimore 5
Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3
Detroit 7, Boston 5
Colorado 7, Washington 6
NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 0
Tampa Bay 3, NY Yankees 1
Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6
Atlanta 7, Milwaukee 4
Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6
Pittsburgh 10, LA Angels 9
Miami 7, San Francisco 2
Seattle 6, Oakland 3
Texas 2, St. Louis 1