Reds Clinch NL Central

By WISE Web Sports

Reds Clinch NL Central

September 22, 2012 Updated Sep 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM EST

CINCINNATI -- Jay Bruce was Cincinnati's Mr. Clinch again, hitting the homer that started the Reds toward a 6 - 0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday that made good in Cincinnati's second attempt to wrap up the National League's Central Division.

Cincinnati Reds players mob relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman he recorded the final out of the game. Manager Dusty Baker spent another day in a Chicago hospital getting treated for an irregular heartbeat, but General manager Walt Jocketty texted congratulations to the 63 - year - old Baker on his fifth division title as a manager, including two during the past three years with Cincinnati.

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps pitcher Mat Latos, 13 - 4, allowed six hits and didn't walk a batter in eight innings. Left - hander Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance since Sept. 10 th, a tired shoulder had sidelined him. and finished it off by getting Hanley Ramirez to hit into a double play off a 99 mile - per - hour fastball. Cincinnati became the first team in the majors to clinch a division title this season, leaving it with one goal left. The Reds are vying with Washington for the National League's top seed in the playoffs, both with 92 wins that lead the majors.




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