Gutierrez didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He failed to strike out a batter.

It was another poor performance from the 25-year-old rookie, who has failed to complete four innings in three of his last four starts. Gutierrez has gone 0-2 during that stretch with a 7.80 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB through 15 innings, but despite his late-season struggles the Reds are still 1.5 games back of the Cardinals for the second wild-card spot in the NL.

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