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CINCINNATI -- Here's how easy it looked to hit home runs at Great American Ball Park on Sunday: Todd Frazier lost his grip on the bat during a swing.
The ball wound up in the seats anyway.
"I felt the bat slipping out of my hands," Frazier said. "I looked at the [slow motion] and it looks like my bottom hand is off. At first, I thought it was a short popup, but then I took a couple of steps and said, 'Oh.' It's a pretty interesting way to hit a home run. It was a pretty cool."
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"You have a day here with this kind of weather, the ball travels real well in this ballpark," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. " he evidence of that is the Frazier home run that was hit. It looked to me like he had maybe a hand-and-a-half on the bat when he hit it, but what are you going to do? The ball went over the fence. It's that simple."
Latos (4-2) had three strikeouts without a walk in a season-high 7 1/3 innings to improve to 4-0 over his last seven starts.
"I didn't walk anybody?" he said. "That makes me feel a little better. As a pitcher, it's a bummer to let a team go yard five times. I was just in attack mode. I was just throwing strikes. It's always good when you throw strikes, but I don't make excuses. If those pitches are down, maybe they don't leave the ballpark. Maybe they're groundouts."
Said Reds manager Dusty Baker: "If you make quality pitches, you can pitch in a shoebox. If you don't, you can't pitch in Yellowstone."
Aroldis Chapman pitched 1 2/3 innings for his third save to help the Reds go 6-1 on the homestand.
Jamie Moyer (2-5) gave up seven hits and a season-high seven runs with one walk and two strikeouts in five innings. He also hit a batter with a pitch.
"I missed my spot to Bruce," Moyer said. "Probably the pitch to Phillips was up a little bit. I don't know if the pitch to Votto was a strike. Frazier's was an interesting swing."
Tracy blamed Moyer's location as much as the weather. The temperature was 90 degrees -- prime longball conditions.
"Jamie Moyer is all about location," Tracy said. "He did get the ball up at times."
Phillips put Cincinnati ahead 5-1 with his fifth homer of the season, a shot to the left-field seats with two outs in the third inning.
Gonzalez cut into the in the fourth, but Todd Frazier restored the four-run lead in the bottom half and the Reds actually scored a run without a homer on Ryan Hanigan's single and Zack Cozart's double that made it 7-2.
Michael Cuddyer made it 7-3 with the longest drive of the game, a 448-foot blast off the center field batter's eye.
Gonzalez added his second homer with two outs in the sixth for his third two-homer game of the season and the seventh of his career.
Fowler set the record as a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
In the second inning, Tulowitzki tied the game after Votto went deep in the first inning, but Bruce put the Reds back on top with his first home run since May 8 at Milwaukee. Before that, he had been 2 for 34.
|Brandon Phillips finishes 2 for 4 with a three-run home run to help the Reds edge the Rockies in a slugfest. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Eric Young Jr., CF||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.238|
|Marco Scutaro, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.249|
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF||4||2||2||2||0||1||2||.302|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||4||1||1||1||0||0||2||.278|
|Jason Giambi, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.257|
|Jeremy Guthrie, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Michael Cuddyer, RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||.272|
|Jordan Pacheco, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.288|
|Wilin Rosario, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.215|
|Jamie Moyer, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.154|
|Josh Roenicke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Dexter Fowler, PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.237|
|Matt Reynolds, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Adam Ottavino, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-homered for Roenicke in the 8th|
|HR - Carlos Gonzalez 2 (10, Latos, Latos), Troy Tulowitzki (7, Latos), Michael Cuddyer (5, Latos), Dexter Fowler (6, Latos)|
|RBI - Carlos Gonzalez 2 (36), Troy Tulowitzki (25), Michael Cuddyer (28), Dexter Fowler (20)|
|2-OUT RBI - Carlos Gonzalez (9)|
|SB - Eric Young Jr. (6, 2nd base off Arredondo/Hanigan)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|DP - Scutaro-Tulowitzki-Giambi, Pacheco-Scutaro-Giambi, Tulowitzki-Scutaro-Giambi|
|Jamie Moyer (L,2-5)||5||7||7||7||1||2||4||5.70|
|HBP - Latos (by Jamie Moyer)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jamie Moyer 79-49, Josh Roenicke 18-11, Matt Reynolds 15-9, Adam Ottavino 2-2|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jamie Moyer 4-8, Josh Roenicke 2-1, Adam Ottavino 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Jamie Moyer 23, Josh Roenicke 6, Matt Reynolds 3, Adam Ottavino 1|
|Zack Cozart, SS||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.243|
|Drew Stubbs, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.240|
|Joey Votto, 1B||4||2||2||1||0||0||0||.325|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||.279|
|Jay Bruce, RF||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||.255|
|Ryan Ludwick, LF||2||0||0||0||2||1||1||.208|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||3||1||1||1||0||0||2||.263|
|Ryan Hanigan, C||3||1||1||0||0||0||1||.309|
|Mat Latos, P||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jose Arredondo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Aroldis Chapman, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|2B - Zack Cozart (12, Moyer)|
|HR - Joey Votto (8, Moyer), Brandon Phillips (5, Moyer), Jay Bruce (11, Moyer), Todd Frazier (5, Moyer)|
|SH - Mat Latos (4)|
|RBI - Zack Cozart (12), Joey Votto (29), Brandon Phillips 3 (23), Jay Bruce (30), Todd Frazier (11)|
|2-OUT RBI - Zack Cozart (6), Joey Votto (11), Brandon Phillips 3 (14)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|DP - Cozart-B. Phillips-Votto|
|Mat Latos (W,4-2)||7.1||5||5||5||0||3||5||4.58|
|Aroldis Chapman (S,3)||1.2||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 96-65, Jose Arredondo 12-5, Aroldis Chapman 25-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 11-8, Jose Arredondo 1-0, Aroldis Chapman 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Mat Latos 27, Jose Arredondo 2, Aroldis Chapman 5|
|Attendance - 29368|
|Game Time - 2:40|
|Temperature - 90|
|Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Scott Barry|