Johnny Cueto

#47 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 8YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 221 lb Age: 29 College: No College Bats/Throws R/R

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      Royals' Johnny Cueto: Will start Game 2 of World Series

      Cueto will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Mets on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. After a shaky regular season with the Royals, Cueto has proved to be inconsistent once again in the postseason. He followed up his great Game 5 performance in the ALDS by allowing eight runs over just two innings in his lone start against the Blue Jays, but he'll look to reverse course against Jacob deGrom and the Mets.

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      Royals P Johnny Cueto named Game 3 starter

      Royals ace Johnny Cueto will start Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Blue Jays on Monday. Although Cueto struggled over the final month of the regular season, his masterful performance in Game 5 of the ALDS justified the decision to trade for him. Cueto held Houston to just two runs on two hits over eight innings Wednesday, retiring 19 straight to end the outing.

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      Royals SP Johnny Cueto struggles early in Game 2 of ALDS

      Royals starter Johnny Cueto gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings against the Astros on Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS. He did not factor in the decision in the Royals' 5-4 win. Cueto dug the Royals an early hole, allowing Houston to score in each of the first three innings, but they would rally against the Astros' bullpen to escape with a crucial Game 2 victory. Look for Cueto to draw the Game 5 assignment on normal rest Wednesday, should the series return to Kansas City.

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      Royals will open ALDS with Yordano Ventura on the hill

      Royals starting Yordano Ventura will start Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The Royals will wait to find out who they will play against in the ALDS, with the Astros and Yankees set to face off in a wild-card matchup Tuesday. Johnny Cueto will start Game 2, with Edinson Volquez likely to take the mound in Game 3.

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      Royals SP Johnny Cueto is solid in no-decision Friday

      Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto turned in a strong outing against the Tigers on Friday night, allowing two runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out four over seven-plus innings, but came away with a no-decision. Cueto got off to a good start after coming over to Kansas City, but has struggled lately. He had lost five straight, compiling an ugly 9.57 ERA over that span, but was sharp in this one. Unfortunately, he was up against an equally sharp Justin Verlander, left the game with the score tied, and was in line for another loss when the bullpen allowed the runner he left on base to score.

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      Slumping Royals SP Johnny Cueto clawed by Tigers

      The Royals acquired Johnny Cueto to be their ace. Now if he can only start living up to those expectations. Cueto did not rise to the occasion Tuesday against visiting Detroit. He surrendered four runs on nine hits in six innings with no walks and two strikeouts, which tied a season-low. The big blows against him were RBI singles by Miguel Cabrera, Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler. He did manage to retire the last seven batters he faced, but he was saddled with his fourth loss in six decisions since arriving in Kansas City. Cueto has gone south since pitching well in his first four starts. He has given up 16 runs on 30 hits in his last 19 innings.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Royals SP Johnny Cueto gets roughed up by Red Sox on Friday

      Royals starter Johnny Cueto had a rather forgettable outing against the Red Sox on Friday. The veteran right-hander allowed a season-high seven runs (six earned) on 13 hits over six innings in a 7-2 loss. Cueto (9-8, 2.70 ERA) got knocked around early and often in this one, as he allowed three runs to score in the second inning, thanks to five consecutive hits by the Red Sox. He gave up a couple more runs in the fourth before allowing a two-run home run to Josh Rutledge in the sixth. This was Cueto's fifth start as a member of the Royals. He hadn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of the previous four outings.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Royals SP Johnny Cueto throws eight strong innings in win

      Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto showed off how godd he can be during his start against the Angels on Saturday. Cueto allowed just one run on eight hits in eight solid innings of work. His lone mistake was a solo home run allowed to Albert Pujols. With the win, Cueto improved to 9-7 on the season with a 2.46 ERA.

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      Royals new ace Johnny Cueto blanks Tigers in home debut

      Royals fans have embraced starting pitcher Johnny Cueto from the moment he was traded from Cincinnati to Kansas City. Cueto returned the favor Monday night. The right-hander excelled in his home debut against Detroit by hurling a complete-game shutout. He allowed just four hits, walked none and fanned eight for his finest performance in five weeks. Cueto retired the side in order five times in taming the Tigers. Only J.D. Martinez, who doubled in the first, reached second base against him. "He actually heard [the crowd] in the eighth and that's when he was excited to go back out for the ninth," Cueto told ESPN through a translator. "That's when he asked Ned (Yost) to please send him back out." The right-hander has been tearing it up since a mini-slump in mid-July. He has given up only five runs in his last 30 innings in reducing his ERA to 2.05, which ranks second in the majors behind Zack Greinke.

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      Royals SP Johnny Cueto outperformed in Wednesday defeat

      Good wasn't good enough for Royals newcomer Johnny Cueto on Wednesday. He was outpitched by Detroit rookie Matt Boyd. Cueto yielded two earned runs on five hits in seven innings with two walks and just two strikeouts, his lowest total in a game in which he has pitched more than six frames this season. His evening was marred only by a run-scoring triple by Anthony Gose in the third inning and sacrifice fly by Victor Martinez in the fourth. Cueto remains winless in two starts with Kansas City.

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