CINCINNATI, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Mat Latos pitched eight shutout innings Saturday and Cincinnati clinched the National League Central title with a 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Latos (13-4) didn't allow a runner to reach second base in the performance, scattering six hits without a walk. He struck out seven as the Reds won their second division crown in three years.
Stephen Fife (0-2) was tagged with the loss, surrendering two runs on five hits in five innings.
The loss was a blow to the Dodgers' post-season hopes. Coupled with the St. Louis Cardinals' win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Los Angeles fell three games behind the Cards in the race for a wild card spot.