Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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The Cincinnati Reds have never had a Cy Young Award winner, but Johnny Cueto is making a strong case to become the franchise's first. The club's most recent MVP might be able to provide the ace with some help. Cueto seeks his major league-leading 18th victory and Joey Votto may make his anticipated return to the lineup as Cincinnati opens a nine-game homestand against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. No Cincinnati pitcher has ever claimed a Cy Young since baseball began handing out the award in 1956, but Cueto (17-6, 2.48 ERA) has a legitimate shot to end that drought - especially if he reaches his season goal. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last four starts after giving up two runs in seven innings of Tuesday's 5-2 win over Arizona, and he's tied with the Mets' R.A. Dickey, Washington's Gio Gonzalez and Tampa Bay's David Price for the most victories in baseball. ''All I can promise is to try and keep going because I want to win 20 games,'' Cueto said. ''I f...
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