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CHICAGO -- The Cincinnati Reds arent hitting much and their bullpen is tired. Mat Latos made sure they wouldnt need much of a contribution from either area to beat the slumping Chicago Cubs. Latos pitched eight scoreless innings, and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Reds to a 2-0 win over All-Star Travis Wood and the Cubs on Monday night. Latos, 4-0 with a 1.32 ERA since the All-Star break, allowed six hits and struck out nine for the Reds, who gained a half-game on idle Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the NL Central. Latos (12-3) gave the Reds bullpen a much needed rest after Cincinnati used six relievers for a combined six innings of work Sunday in a 3-2, 13-inning win over San Diego. He also helped pick up an offence that has scored just six runs in three games. "I had real good stuff," Latos said. "I was able to rely on the fastball and the slider all game. I threw one other pitch beside the fastball and the slider." Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick returned from the disabled list and went 0 for 3. He had been out since April 1 when he tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding headfirst into third base against the Los Angeles Angels. Though Ludwick didnt produce much, Latos didnt need anything else. When Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning for his 28th save in 32 tries, Cincinnati had its 10th win in 12 games over the Cubs this season. The Reds are 13-1 in their last 14 games at Wrigley Field. They also continued the Cubs home scoring woes. Chicago has gone 32 2-3 innings without scoring a run at Wrigley Field, and was shut out there for the third straight game. That hadnt happened since Aug. 20-21, 1924. "Its funny. Were scoring in bigger parks and stuff on the road and we cant seem to muster up anything at home," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "We have no slugging percentage at home right now." Cincinnati didnt have much of a slugging percentage, either, against former Reds pitcher Travis Wood. Wood (7-9) posted his 20th quality start but took the loss. He went eight innings and allowed Phillips homer among four hits. Wood struck out four and walked only one, but the Cubs lost for the 11th time in 15 games. "That was big, Brandons home run, because Woody was dealing on the other side, too," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "That guy has given us kind of the blues." Latos and Chapman did the same to the Cubs, who didnt get their first hit until Donnie Murphy singled with two outs in the fifth. Darwin Barney followed with a single that moved Murphy to third. Latos ended the threat by getting Wood to fly out to left. Chicago also made a costly mistake on the bases in the sixth. Junior Lake singled with one out, and when Anthony Rizzo followed with a hit to centre, Lake was thrown out at third by centre fielder Shin-Soo Choo. "At any given time, it doesnt matter whos in an offence," Latos said. "It could have just as easily blew up real quick. Theyve got young talent and a lot of guys that swing the bat. A lot of dangerous bats." Wood, facing the team that traded him before the 2012 season, kept the Reds in check, too. He was helped by double plays in the second and fourth innings, and was aided in the third when David DeJesus threw out Devin Mesoraco at second as he tried to stretch a single into a double. But Wood made one too many mistakes to beat Latos, giving the Reds their fifth win in six games. "From pitch one (Latos) was hitting every spot and making the pitches, so I felt like, OK, you have to step it up and make sure we cant fall behind here," Wood said. "Hats off to him, he was outstanding tonight. He outpitched me." NOTES: Cincinnati optioned OF Derrick Robinson to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Ludwick. . Mesoraco went 1 for 3 after playing all 13 innings on Sunday. 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CLEVELAND -- Toronto Blue Jays?second baseman Devon Travis availability is in question for the rest of the American League Championship Series after he was forced to leave Fridays Game 1 in the fifth inning with a right knee injury.Its unfortunate, Travis said.On Saturday, he will have an MRI on the knee, which doctors will compare to a recent MRI to see if his bone bruise has worsened. Travis only played in Game 1 of the ALDS because of the bone bruise.Toronto added Ryan Goins to their ALCS roster to add depth in the infield. Goins replaced Travis on Friday. If Toronto replaced Travis on the ALCS roster, Travis would be ineligible to play again in the playoffs, including the World Series.He felt good going into the game, Jays manager John Gibbons said. He planted and felt a sharp pain in his knee, and he wasnt able to continue. Thats where were at right now. What happens I couldnt tell you.The 25-year-old Travis missed two games in the ALDS against Texas after sustaining a bone brruise in his right knee.dddddddddddd He batted .300 with 11 homers and 50 RBIs in 101 games during the regular season.It hurts pretty bad, Travis said. I felt good going into the game. I covered first on that bunt and jarred my knee a little bit. I felt a super sharp pain in my knee, and it felt like it was going to give out a little bit.If hes ruled out, the Blue Jays cant replace him on the 25-man roster for the rest of the ALCS because its a pre-existing injury.In the fifth, Coco Crisp dropped a bunt down the first-base line that was fielded by Edwin Encarnacion. He threw to Travis, who caught the ball and then began walking in obvious pain. He was replaced by Goins, who was lifted for pinch hitter Darwin Barney in the seventh.Goins played in 77 games this year, batting .186 with 12 RBIs.?Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' '

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