The Reds have lost two straight, and Sunday's 7-6 loss to Detroit was something of a debacle. The bullpen blew a 6-2 lead in eighth.
But they've got the right guy going Tuesday to turn it around. Johnny Cueto will start Tuesday's series opener against Cleveland.
"He's solid every outing," Ryan Ludwick said. "Every time he takes the mound, you feel like you have a good shot to win. There have been other guys on other teams I've played behind that you feel like that. That's his job. He's the ace of this staff. Not to put extra pressure on him, but that's what he's supposed to do."
Cueto (6-3) snapped a two-game losing streak his last time out.
He went 7 23 innings and allowed three runs on six hits to beat Pittsburgh 5-4. He walked one and struck out six. He pitched better than his line. Cueto left with the score 5-1 after throwing 118 pitches.
Cueto has had quality starts in nine of 12 outings. He's also been successful against the American League in general and the Indians in partic...