Johnny Cueto is off to the best start of his career, and a meeting with the Pittsburgh Pirates may just keep him rolling.
Cueto looks to match his longest unbeaten run as the Cincinnati Reds open a three-game road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Cueto (3-0, 1.39 ERA) has won all five decisions with a 2.28 ERA over his last 12 starts dating to a road loss to the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 6.
Cincinnati (12-12) has won 10 of the right-hander's starts in that stretch, including four of five in 2012.
Cueto's longest unbeaten run in his four-plus years in the majors is a stretch of six winning decisions over nine starts from April 30-June 12, 2010.
"He's going to give you everything he's got every time he goes out there," right fielder Jay Bruce told the team's official website. "It feels good to go out to the game, and watching this guy, you feel like you're going to win. You feel like if you give him the ball, he'll keep you in the game the entire time."
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