A season-high four straight losses had jeopardized the Cincinnati Reds' lead in the NL Central and left them a little frustrated.
Worried? Not with Johnny Cueto up next.
Cueto remained unbeaten in June by pitching seven innings and driving in a pair of runs with a squeeze bunt and a bases-loaded groundout on Saturday, leading the Reds to a slump-breaking 6-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Cueto (9-3) allowed three hits and fanned a season-high nine while improving to 4-0 in four June starts. The right-hander has allowed only five runs for a 1.47 ERA on the month.
Three of those four wins have ended short losing streaks.
''That's what aces and All-Stars and potential Cy Young Award winners do,'' manager Dusty Baker said.
Two relievers finished a combined three-hitter in front of a capacity crowd at Great American Ball Park.
Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer off left-hander Brian Duensing (1-3), an injury fill-in for the rotation. Scott Rolen had two more hits and scored ...