Reds Shut Down the Padres Behind Cueto’s Complete Game

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CINNCINATI) -- Johnny Cueto threw a complete game three-hitter to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 5-0 Thursday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader.

Cueto walked two and struck out eight to improve his league-leading ERA to 1.25.

"He was terrific," Reds skipper Bryan Price said. "He's had games where he's been sharper, but he kept making pitches. I don't know what else I can say about him."

Brandon Phillips provided the offense for the Reds (18-20), hitting a three-run home run off Padres starter Ian Kennedy in the bottom of the fifth.

Seth Smith extended his hitting streak to 10 games for the Padres (19-22).


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