Johnny Cueto pitched like a stopper again.

Cueto threw a complete game to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 Tuesday night before a crowd 24,758 at Great American Ball Park. It was the second straight start in which Cueto snapped a two-game losing streak for the Reds.

"That's what your ace is supposed to do -- stop losing streaks," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "Johnny is a big-time competitor."

Cueto allowed six hits, walked none and struck out seven. He improved to 7-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.46.

His buddy, Joey Votto, made the task a lot easier with two-run home run in the seventh. Votto was among the Reds dealing with a flu-like illness. Votto went 2-for-4 with three RBI.