Cueto keeps it tight for the Reds

Cincinnati Pitcher Johnny Cueto allows just three hits in eight innings to help his side beat St Louis in the MLB.

    Cueto issued one walk and had seven strike-outs [Getty Images]
    Cueto issued one walk and had seven strike-outs [Getty Images]

    Johnny Cueto won a pitching duel against the Cardinals' Lance Lynn, allowing just three hits through eight innings, to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over St Louis.

    The Cardinals (80-67) saw their lead in the National League Central slip to 2 1/2 games over the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Cueto (18-8) issued one walk and had seven strikeouts for Cincinnati (70-77), who won the final three games to take the four-game series.

    Lynn (15-9) was an unlucky loser for the Cardinals, allowing one run on three hits with a walk and six strikeouts in eight innings.

    Elsewhere, Chris Young hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth innings as the New York Yankees went from being five outs from getting no-hit to pulling off a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

    The Los Angeles Angels continued to play like the best team in baseball, finishing a three-game sweep of the lowly Texas Rangers with a 7-3 win.

    Mike Fiers, who threw a pitch that sent Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the hospital, struck out eight in five scoreless innings and earned the win as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Miami 4-2.

    Other results:

    Giants 6, Diamondbacks 2

    White Sox 1, Athletics 0

    Nationals 6, Mets 2

    Red Sox 6, Royals 3

    Pirates 4, Phillies 1

    Indians 2, Twins 0 (second game)

    Indians 8, Twins 2 (first game)

    SOURCE: Reuters


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