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.
Cueto, Reds win series opener against Indians
Cincinnati Enquirer | Jun 13