Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Johnny Cueto spun seven scoreless innings on
Saturday and the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Minnesota Twins, 6-0, in the
middle test of a three-game interleague series at Great American Ball Park.
Cueto (9-3) allowed just three hits with a walk and a hit batter. He threw 75
of his 118 pitches for strikes and fanned nine to earn the win. He also
chipped in offensively with a pair of RBI. Jose Arredondo and Alfredo Simon
closed out the victory in relief.
Brandon Phillips clubbed a two-run homer and Scott Rolen added an RBI double
for the Reds, who snapped a four-game skid.
Brian Duensing (1-3) got the start for Minnesota, but lasted just three
innings as he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks. Joe Mauer, Josh
Willingham and Ryan Doumit each had a hit in defeat for the Twins, who have
alternated wins and losses over their last seven contests.
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