Jhoulys Chacin vs Johnny Cueto Battle Sees Colorado Fall 2-1
Cincinnati grabbed a 2-1 win over Colorado on Thursday, as Johnny Cueto was credited with a win at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati won as a -134 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Johnny Cueto earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Jay Bruce in the win.
Colorado's starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin worked 8 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 9 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Mark Ellis in a losing cause.
Cincinnati enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-5 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Francisco Cordero who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Next game, Cincinnati takes its act home to face San Diego looking for another win. For Colorado, they head on the road to face St. Louis.