Cueto, Valdez lead Reds to series sweep of Brewers

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 12:02 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wilson Valdez drove in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run to back the gritty pitching of Johnny Cueto as the Cincinnati Reds wrapped up one of the best homestands in franchise history with a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Cueto (12-5) matched his single-season career high in wins to lead the Reds to their eighth victory on the 10-game homestand. It's only the fifth time in franchise history that Cincinnati posted at least eight wins on a home stand of 10 or fewer games. The last time was in 1975, when the Reds went 8-1 on a homestand.

First-place Cincinnati sandwiched three-game sweeps of N.L. Central Division-rivals St. Louis and Milwaukee around a split of a four-game series against Arizona and maintained its lead over Pittsburgh in the division.

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