Reds’ Latos Strains Calf, Leaves 7-4 Loss To Cubs

Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos strained his left calf during a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, providing another pitching concern for the Reds.

The Reds’ No. 2 starter walked off the mound after throwing a pitch in the middle of the fifth inning. The Reds said he was day to day.

The injury came three days after the Reds learned that closer Ryan Madson needed reconstructive elbow surgery.

Matt Garza was scheduled to pitch six innings for the Cubs, but was taken out after the first two batters in the fifth reached. Garza gave up two runs and fanned six.

Former Red Dave Sappelt hit a three-run home run off Clayton Tanner in the ninth inning. Wellington Castillo also had a solo shot off Tanner in the ninth.