|Atlanta Braves (68-61)||3||11||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (61-68)||1||2||0|
|W: Hale (4-4) L: Parra (0-1)|
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With two outs in the eighth inning, Billy Hamilton’s single into centerfield broke up Mike Minor’s no-hitter and knocked in Zack Cozart with the tying run. That was the only hit the Terrible Reds Offense™ managed in the first ten innings.
After Mat Latos navigated eleven Atlanta base runners in six innings, allowing just one run, a quintet of Reds relievers — Jumbo Diaz, Jonathan Broxton, Aroldis Chapman, Sam LeCure and Manny Parra — gave the Reds what they have been missing for a week, a solid bullpen. At least for five innings. Diaz struck out all three batters he faced, Chapman struck out four.
Zack Cozart makes all the plays every night. He deserves a Gold Glove in his trophy case.
Manny Parra didn’t have a win or loss this year until tonight.
Chapman pitched two innings, so he’ll be unavailable until Tuesday.
Brandon Phillips went 0-for-5 and is 3 for 21 since returning from the DL.
If the Reds had played .500 ball since the All Star break, they would have the same record as Atlanta.