Latos helps Reds blank Cubs 1-0

MARK SCHMETZER (Associated Press)
The Associated PressApril 24, 2013
Frazier, Latos team up for Reds' 1-0 win over Cubs
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos tags out Chicago Cubs' Luis Valbuena (24) after Latos fielded a ground ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mat Latos pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning, Todd Frazier hit a long home run and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday.

Frazier came up with one out in the sixth inning and drove a 1-0 pitch from Jeff Samardzija (1-4) deep to straightaway center field. The ball bounced high off the batter's eye while traveling an estimated 480 feet for the longest homer at Great American Ball Park this season and the seventh-longest in the 11-year history of the facility.

Latos (1-0) retired the first 10 batters and 15 of the first 16 he faced. He left with two runners on and none out in the eighth, but Jonathan Broxton wriggled out of the jam and Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his fourth save.