Latos (13-4) held the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits over eight innings continuing his dominance over Arizona. In eight starts against the D-backs (65-61), Latos is 4-1 with a 2.61 ERA. This season he is 2-0 with a 1.15 ERA with 19 strikeouts vs Arizona.
He got run support in the third inning when Choo singled and then moved to second on a wild pitch. He'd come in to score on an RBI ground out by Brandon Phillips. The RBI was number 94 for Phillips which is second in the NL only to Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and fourth in the major's behind Goldschmidt, Chris Davis, and Miguel Cabrera.
Arizona tied the game up in the fourth when Aaron Hill singled off the glove of Todd Frazier to score Adam Eaton. Latos only faced one other situation where Arizona could have scored, but got Hill to bounce into a fielder's choice in the sixth.
Trevor Cahill kept the Reds (73-55) at bay over seven innings with seven strikeouts, but he walked four and threw three wild pitches. His replacement Eury De La Rosa (0-1) also had some control issues that cost Arizona. After a Choo single, De La Rosa attempted to pick off Choo and then threw it away to allow him to go to second. Frazier then sacrificed him to third for Joey Votto. Votto was unable to score Choo with his bat, but a wild pitch on ball four to Votto allowed Choo to come on home and give the Reds a 2-1 lead.
Sam LeCure came on in the ninth to pick up his first save of the season after Aroldis Chapman worked two innings the night before.
The Reds will stay at home for a three game series against Milwaukee (55-72). Homer Bailey (8-10) will face Yovani Gallardo (9-9). Gallardo has not allowed a run in his last two starts (2-0, 12.1 innings, 6 hits), while Bailey is coming off of eight innings of one run baseball in his last start against the Brewers.
Cincinnati also placed Jonathan Broxton back on the disabled list after he was removed from last night's game. He'll have surgery and will be done for the year. Nick Christiani comes up from Louisville to take his place in the bullpen. Christiani will make his MLB debut when he is finally called upon by Dusty Baker.