Gutierrez (5-3) allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts through 6.1 innings, getting the win in Tuesday's 7-4 victory over the Cubs.
Gutierrez coughed up a two-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in the first inning but settled in to deliver a quality start. After striking out just one batter in his previous 10 innings, the right-hander punched out five Tuesday, two shy of his career high. His lack of swing-and-miss stuff (42 strikeouts in 60.2 innings) limits his value from a fantasy perspective, but his ability to provide length for the Reds means he could stick around. He's projected to get the ball again Sunday against the Mets.