8/18 vs. CHC – Game 2
Reds lineup vs. Cubs
And a quick Three Stars from Game 1, a 5-3 win for the Reds over the Cubs
No. 3 star: Xavier Paul — hit two-run homer in the second inning after Cubs took 2-0 lead in the first.
No. 2 star: Todd Frazier — 2-for-3, HR, two RBIs. Frazier is batting .600 (15-for-25) this season vs. the Cubs. His homer gave him No. 17 on the season overall, second among NL rookies. UPDATED — I forgot to mention that really nice play at 3B Frazier made to throw out Anthony Rizzo to end the third inning.
No. 1 star: Johnny Cueto — 8 ip, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 107 pitches/74 strikes. Cueto gave up a two-ru n homer to Alfonso Soriano in the first and then cruised. He retired the next 22 of 24 batters to be the first in NL to reach 16 wins, which is tied for MLB lead. Cueto is 11-0 with a 1.62 ERA in day games this season.