Cueto pitches Reds to 5-0 win over D-backs

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Associated Press

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched effectively into the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds gave him some rare run support in a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night.

The Diamondbacks lost centerfielder A.J. Pollock to a broken right hand after he was hit swinging at a pitch by Cueto in the eighth inning.

The Reds have had trouble hitting with Cueto (5-4) on the mound this season, but followed Friday's big offensive night by scoring all five runs off Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy (1-7).

Billy Hamilton ignited Cincinnati's offense with two hits and two runs from the leadoff spot. Brandon Phillips had a pair of run-scoring singles off McCarthy and the Reds had 11 hits to win for the third time in four games.

Cueto allowed five hits and struck out seven in 7 2-3 innings, and Jonathan Broxton escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth.

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