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Cueto earns 19th win as Reds beat Brewers

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By Brett Bibbins

With the season drawing to an end and only two series renaming, the Cincinnati Reds (73-84) have already been eliminated from postseason contention, but the show must go on.  In Tuesday night's game the Redlegs beat the Milwaukee Brewers (80-77) by the score of 3-1 in the first game of a three game series.

Johnny Cueto (19-9) took the mound for the Reds tonight and threw a fantastic game, going eight innings, giving up only one run on four hits and a walk and striking out seven.  With this start, "Johnny Baseball's" ERA moves to 2.29 on the year, good for second in the National League and his win total of 19 is good for third in the Majors.

The Reds' offense was fueled by the 2-3-4 hitters in the lineup, as Jason Bourgeois, Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco combined to go 4 for 11 with three RBI and two home runs.  Frazier and Mesoraco went back to back long balls in the first inning, Frazier's team leading 28th home run on the season and Mesoraco's 25th.  Bourgeois singled in  an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning, before Aroldis Chapman came in for the final inning to shut the door.  

Chapman struck out the side for save number 34 on the year.  The Cuban Missile has now struck out 97 batters in 161 at bats this season. 

For the Brewers, Mike Fiers (6-4) got the start, giving up two runs on four hits in five innings of work.  Centerfielder Carlos Gomez was one of the few bright spots offensively for Milwaukee, as he went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in the sixth inning.  Aramis Ramirez went 2 for 4 with two singles for the Brewers to round out all four of the Milwaukee hits.  

 With this win, the Reds avoid their first 90 loss season since 2007.  

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