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Reds' Cueto stops D-Backs, wins 17th

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PHOENIX -- Johnny Cueto leads the majors in wins and has his sights set even higher.

Cueto scattered four hits over seven innings for his 17th victory and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Tuesday night.

"All I can promise is to try and keep going because I want to win 20 games," Cueto said through a translator. "I felt better as the game went on. I was able to gather more strength and continue."

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Cueto (17-4) gave up two runs, struck out one and walked five for his eighth victory in nine decisions. The right-hander lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.48.

"He's feeling it every time he goes out there," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

Ryan Hanigan hit a two-run single and Todd Frazier added a two-run triple for the Reds, who won for the third time in four games and stretched their lead in the NL Central to seven games over St. Louis.

Jonathan Broxton pitched the eighth and Aroldis Chapman closed it out for his 33rd save and 25th straight, tied with Texas reliever Joe Nathan for the longest active streak in the majors.

Wade Miley (14-9) allowed three runs and seven hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out five for the Diamondbacks, who have lost five straight and seven of nine.

"The first couple of innings everything was up," Miley said. "I was able to make the adjustment, but it didn't work out."

Arizona opened a 1-0 lead in the first when Gerardo Parra doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jason Kubel.

But the Reds rallied in the second and flipped the momentum with a long at-bat.

Frazier led off the inning with a single and Miley got ahead of Scott Rolen 1-2. Rolen then fouled off two pitches, took a ball, fouled off two more, took a third ball and fouled off five pitches in a row before drawing a 15-pitch walk.

"I'd have rather singled on the first pitch," Rolen said.

Baker thought the battle affected Arizona's rookie left-hander.

"That took a whole inning out of him," Baker said. "Foul off a pitch, foul off a pitch - he was trying everything. That takes a lot out of a pitcher."

Chris Heisey singled to load the bases and Frazier scored on a wild pitch before Hanigan lined a two-run single to center for a 3-1 lead.

John McDonald reached on a fielder's choice and scored on a double to left by Parra in the fifth to pull the Diamondbacks to 3-2.

Frazier tripled home Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick in the eighth against Matt Lindstrom, who was making his Arizona debut after being traded from Baltimore for Joe Saunders on Sunday.

"We were just up the one run so that little cushion was helpful," Frazier said.

Notes

  • Phillips stole second in the eighth, his 11th stolen base in 12 attempts.
  • Miley needed 54 pitches to get through the first two innings but threw only 53 over his final five.
  • Reds RHP Mat Latos (10-4) will look to bounce back from a rough outing when he pitches Wednesday against LHP Patrick Corbin (5-5). Latos allowed seven runs and nine hits Friday against St. Louis for his first loss since July 18. Corbin will be the third straight rookie the Diamondbacks send to the mound.
 
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Johnny Cueto notches his 17th win of the season and lowers his NL-leading ERA to 2.48. (US Presswire)
Johnny Cueto notches his 17th win of the season and lowers his NL-leading ERA to 2.48. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

T. Frazier
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Arizona

G. Parra
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Zack Cozart, SS5000031 .245
Drew Stubbs, CF5000011 .222
Brandon Phillips, 2B4120000 .297
Ryan Ludwick, LF4110011 .275
Todd Frazier, 1B4122010 .295
Scott Rolen, 3B3100101 .253
Chris Heisey, RF4120001 .279
Ryan Hanigan, C4022003 .290
Johnny Cueto, P2000001 .107
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
   a- Xavier Paul, PH1000000 .283
    Aroldis Chapman, P0000000 .000
Totals3659416  
a-flied out for Broxton in the 9th
Batting
2B - Brandon Phillips (28, Miley)
3B - Todd Frazier (6, Lindstrom)
SH - Johnny Cueto (15)
RBI - Todd Frazier 2 (62), Ryan Hanigan 2 (19)
SB - Brandon Phillips (11, 2nd base off Lindstrom/Montero)
Team LOB - 6
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnny Cueto (W,17-6) 7422150 2.48
Jonathan Broxton (H,5) 1000000 2.82
Aroldis Chapman (S,33) 1000110 1.27
WP - Johnny Cueto (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Johnny Cueto 105-76, Jonathan Broxton 15-11, Aroldis Chapman 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Johnny Cueto 10-6, Jonathan Broxton 2-1
Batters Faced - Johnny Cueto 26, Jonathan Broxton 3, Aroldis Chapman 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, CF4121000 .277
Aaron Hill, 2B4000002 .296
Jason Kubel, LF2001100 .266
Justin Upton, RF4000021 .276
Miguel Montero, C4000011 .276
Chris Johnson, 3B4000021 .268
Ryan Wheeler, 1B3020000 .222
John McDonald, SS2100111 .231
Wade Miley, P2000002 .212
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
   a- Jacob Elmore, PH1000000 .161
    Brad Bergesen, P0000000 .000
Totals3024226  
a-flied out for Lindstrom in the 8th
Batting
2B - Gerardo Parra 2 (20, Cueto, Cueto), Ryan Wheeler (3, Cueto)
SF - Jason Kubel (5)
RBI - Gerardo Parra (32), Jason Kubel (80)
2-OUT RBI - Gerardo Parra (12)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - John McDonald (1, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (L,14-9) 7633150 2.85
Matt Lindstrom 1322000 3.13
Brad Bergesen 1000010 2.81
WP - Wade Miley (6)
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 107-78, Matt Lindstrom 19-12, Brad Bergesen 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 8-9, Matt Lindstrom 1-2, Brad Bergesen 1-1
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 29, Matt Lindstrom 6, Brad Bergesen 3
Game Information
Attendance - 20550
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Al Porter, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Jim Wolf