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Mat Latos retired the first 10 batters and 15 of the first 16 he faced and Todd Frazier hit a long home run to help the Reds complete a wacky, impressive, 10-game home stand with 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

With one out in the sixth inning of a scoreless tie, Frazier blasted a 2-1 pitch 480 feet to straightaway center field to increase his team-leading home run total to six. The homer, which bounced high off the batter's eye, is the longest at Great American Ball Park this season and the seventh-longest in the facility's 11-year history.

Latos (1-0), the victim of two blown saves among his first four starts this season allowed four hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Jonathan Broxton replaced Latos with two runners on base and nobody out in the eighth. Both runners moved up on Cody Ransom's sacrifice bunt, but pinch-hitter Alfonso Soriano struck out and shortstop Zack Cozart went deep behind second base to flag down David DeJesus's grounder and throw him out to end the inning.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Latos's effort left Cincinnati's starting pitchers with a combined 5-0 record and 1.54 ERA on the home stand.

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