Justin Upton provided as many runs on one swing in the 12th inning as the Reds and Braves scored in the previous 11.
The 414 foot blast gave the Braves a 3-1 win over the punchless Reds.
"It's discouraging, frustrating or whatever other adjective you want to use," Bryan Price said.
Mat Latos pitched out of jams for most of his six innings. He gave up aine hits tying his season high and he walked two batters.
Latos stranded a runner in the first inning. The Braves loaded the bases after two were out in the second but Latos escaped.
Tommy La Stella hit into a force play on which Zack Cozart made a diving stop to drive in the lone run off Latos.
The Atlanta starter, Mike Minor retired the first 10 Reds in order before issuing one of his three walks to Todd Frazier in the fourth. The Reds were hitless after seven innings.
Minor was making a bid to throw the first no-hitter by a Braves pitcher since Kent Mercker, the former Red threw one on April 8, 1994 in Los Angeles.
The Reds were last the victim of a no-hitter on October 6, 2010 at Philadelphia in the playoffs. Rick Wise of the Phillies threw the last regular season no-hitter against the Reds in Riverfront Stadium on June 23, 1971. Wise also hit two home runs that night.
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Zack Cozart walked with one out in the eighth. He went to second on pinch hitter Chris Heisey;s infield roller to third. Billy Hamilton spoiled the no-hitter and tied the game with a soft line single to center.
Three innings later Hamilton got the Reds' second hit of the game with a ground ball up the middle. He stole his third base of the night and 49th of the season but watched his flailing teammates beat the ball in the ground or popped it up in the air.
"Everybody hates to lose," Hamilton said. "He (Minor) had a no-hitter but we were only down one run. I feel like it's going to get better."
Flame thrower Craig Kimbrel earned his 38th save with a scoreless 12th.
The Reds fell a season-low seven games below .500 at 61-68. They have lost nine extra-inning games while winning just three.