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Latos struck out three and walked two while giving up one run on nine hits over six innings against the Braves on Friday night.

He did not factor in the decision, as the game went into extra frames and the Reds eventually lost in 12. Latos has held the opposition to three runs (or fewer) in six consecutive starts. He'll look to extend that streak to seven against the Cubs at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday.

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Despite tossing seven solid innings Tuesday, Latos received a no-decision in a five-hit, one-run performance against the visiting Red Sox. He also walked one and struck out five.

Latos actually departed the game with a slight 2-1 lead before reliever Jonathan Broxton served up a two-run bomb to Yoenis Cespedes with two outs in the eighth, costing Latos what would have been his third win in a row and fifth of the season (4-3). He'll take his 2.95 ERA and excellent 0.94 WHIP into the thin air of Coors Field against the Rockies in his next start Sunday.

Mat Latos SP CIN 1 Month

Latos improved to 4-3 on the year Wednesday. He allowed three runs on six hits, walking two and striking out five over 7.2 innings against the Indians.

Latos held the Indians scoreless through the first seven innings before Yan Gomes homered to start the eighth. Ryan Raburn came on as a pinch hitter and doubled in two to score the other runs. The right-hander has seen his strikeout rate drop to just 5.70 K/9 this season, the lowest of his career. His average fastball velocity is also down, from 92.6 mph to 90.4 mph. Despite all of this, Latos has continued to get the job done and holds a 3.12 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP through 66.1 innings. He'll take on the Red Sox next week in his home park.

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Mat Latos gave up five runs -- four earned -- in seven innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

There's been no public concern expressed for Latos' elbow of late, but one imagines that the Reds would have had him start one of their first couple of games after the break if they hadn't believed he'd benefit from the extra rest. As is, he's had a couple of pretty mediocre starts his last two times out after three very strong outings previously. He's far from a sure thing in the second half.

Mat Latos SP CIN 2 Months

Mat Latos limited the Brewers to two runs over eight innings Sunday to earn his second win.

Latos was sharp, yielding only four hits and one walk while fanning three. He's now 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 18/5 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings since joining the Reds' rotation on June 14. The right-hander will take on the Cubs at home next time out.

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Mat Latos was slapped with a hard-luck loss versus his former team on Monday, yielding only one run on one hit over seven innings in a 1-0 setback in San Diego.

Latos punched out four and walked one in his fourth start of the season. Latos, who was employed between 2009-11 in San Diego, matched a season-high of seven innings pitched. He is still working on his velocity, but that will come, as will an increase in strikeouts. The Reds, 6-0-1 in their past seven series, saw their five-game winning streak snapped. Latos (1-1, 2.45 ERA) hosts Milwaukee this weekend.

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Mat Latos earned his first win of the season, yielding only one run over seven innings as the Reds topped the Cubs on Wednesday.

It was vintage Latos on Wednesday, his third start of the season. The right-hander surrendered only five hits without issuing a walk while striking out five on the evening. Latos will bring a 2.89 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and an 11/3 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings into next week's start against the Padres at Petco Park.

Mat Latos SP CIN 3 Months

Mat Latos gave up five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Latos was given a huge lead early on in the game, but he let the Blue Jays back into the game by giving up nine hits (including a three-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion) and three walks before being pulled in the sixth inning. He was actually in line for the win before the bullpen blew the lead in the eighth. Latos struck out two in the no-decision and will look for better results in a tasty matchup against the Cubs next week in Chicago.

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Mat Latos tossed six shutout innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

It was his first start of the 2014 season and he looked flat-out dominant, yielding only two hits and striking out four batters without issuing a walk. He was pulled at 87 pitches as a precautionary measure and the Cincinnati bullpen coughed up the lead. Latos will try to notch his first win of the season next week against the Blue Jays. He'll be a must-start fantasy pitcher the rest of the way.

Mat Latos SP CIN 3 Months

Reds activated RHP Mat Latos from the 15-day disabled list.

Latos will make his season debut when he takes the hill against the Brewers on Saturday. Fantasy owners who have had to wait nearly 2 1/2 months will finally have Latos at their disposal.