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MLB Game Summary - Oakland at Cincinnati



(Tuesday, August 6th)

Final Score: Cincinnati 3, Oakland 1

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Mat Latos hurled 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 3-1 victory in the first of two meetings against the Oakland Athletics at Great American Ball Park.

Latos (11-3) allowed just four hits and three walks and retired eight of the final nine batters he faced while improving to 7-1 at home this year.

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored while Jay Bruce added a solo homer for the Reds, who got back in the win column after losing two of three to the St. Louis Cardinals last weekend.

"We just needed a win," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We have to build on it."

The AL West-leading A's were nearly shut out for the third time during their current 1-5 slide, thanks in part to going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranding eight baserunners.

"We're not swinging our bats, there's no doubt about that," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. "We just have to grind through it."

Derek Norris hit a pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth to avoid the whitewash.

Dan Straily (6-6) lasted just four innings and allowed two runs on six hits as the rookie dropped his fourth straight start since being recalled from Triple- A Sacramento.

Bruce muscled an opposite-field shot into the seats in left-center leading off the second, and the Reds got another run in the third when Brandon Phillips, who hit into a double play to end a promising first inning, singled in Choo.

After battling through a 26-pitch first inning, Latos needed just 35 to get through the next three frames, the stretch highlighted by Bruce lunging for a run-saving catch at the warning track in the fourth.

A Phillips error put two A's in scoring position with one out in the fifth, and after retiring Eric Sogard on a harmless pop out, Latos walked Jed Lowrie to load the bases.

Yoenis Cespedes, though, grounded out sharply to end the threat, and an unearned run in the bottom half pushed the Reds' lead to 3-0. Choo greeted reliever Jerry Blevins with a double and Derrick Robinson followed with a bouncer back to the mound that Blevins threw away, allowing Choo to score.

Latos was pulled after Lowrie doubled down the first-base line with one out in the eighth, and J.J. Hoover retired the next two hitters to bridge the gap to Chapman.

The hard-throwing Reds closer struck out Josh Donaldson and Josh Reddick prior to Norris' blast to straightaway center, then came back to strike out pinch- hitter Alberto Callaspo for his 26th save of the season.

Game Notes

This was Oakland's first trip to Great American Ball Park ... Hoover has thrown 20 2/3 scoreless innings since June 13 -- a span of 18 straight appearances ... Phillips posted his team-leading 84th RBI ... Sogard extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double in the first inning ... Straily has not won since July 9 ... The A's have scored two runs in their last 25 innings ... Oakland swept a two-game home set with the Reds from June 25-26.

08/06 23:26:44 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
12th
CWS 4
BOS 4
 
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
 
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MIN 0
TOR 0
7th
ANA 1
OAK 4
 
8th
SDP 4
COL 1
 
7th
SFG 1
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
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HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
3rd
DEN 80
GSW 88
 
3rd
POR 79
LAC 83
 
4th
SAC 84
PHO 85
 
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
3rd
ANA 4
DAL 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR