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Cueto gave up three runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts over seven inning Tuesday against the Royals.

He is now 3-4 on the season despite having a 3.03 ERA and being generally considered as one of the best pitchers in the game. Cueto voiced his frustrations after Tuesday's outing, saying that he is doing his job and he is just waiting for his teammates to follow suit. If the Reds continue on their current track (.462 winning percentage) Cueto may get a new group of teammates around the trade deadline, which could lead to more wins and potentially a better home pitching environment.

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Cueto surrendered two runs on five hits over seven innings of work in Thursday's win over the Giants.

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Cueto is now slated to start the first game of a doubleheader against the White Sox on Saturday, with Friday's game postponed due to rain.

Friday's game was in delay for about a half an hour before the decision was made to just reschedule it as part of a Saturday twin bill. Cueto is still set to oppose right-hander Hector Noesi.

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Cueto struggled with his command against the Braves in Sunday's loss. "He was up," Reds manager Bryan Price said of Cueto. "Sometimes when you talk about a pitcher's stuff, stuff only correlates when it's commanded and well located. And today, I thought he had good stuff but without the command that really made it the typical Johnny Cueto type of stuff. And [the Braves] took advantage of it, to their credit."

Cueto was behind early, giving up three runs in the first inning, the big blow coming on a Kelly Johnson homer. He gave up another homer to Jonny Gomes later in the game.

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Cueto notched his second win Tuesday by holding the Brewers to two runs on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

Cueto needed just 85 pitches to dispose of the Brewers, down from the 125 pitches he threw in his previous start. He has picked up right where he left off last year, as Cincinnati's most important pitching asset has gone seven or more innings in all five of his starts this season.

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The Reds could have skipped on of their starters to keep Cueto on his regular four days' rest after Saturday's rainout but opted against it.

The big reason is that Cueto threw 125 pitches in his last start Wednesday against the Brewers. He'll face the same Brewers team Tuesday.

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Cueto gave up a crucial bases loaded double to Yadier Molina on Friday night to break up a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning, ultimately leading to the Reds' loss. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk (intentional), striking out 10.

Cueto was cruising until the fateful seventh inning, and wasn't helped by a defensive miscue in that inning by Marlon Byrd. His next start will be in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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Cueto threw seven shutout innings on Opening Day against the Pirates, striking out 10 while allowing four hits and a walk. He got a no-decision after Kevin Gregg blew the lead in the eighth inning.

Cueto did this despite a rain delay before the start of the sixth inning. He'll face the Cardinals this weekend in his next start.

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The Reds and Cueto have not had serious contract talks in advance of Monday's Opening Day deadline to reach terms on a long-term extension.

That deadline really is a benchmark set by Cueto, and not a hard-fast rule imposed elsewhere. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Reds don't ink him to a long-term deal. "I'm going to be honest with you. It's not up to me," said Cueto. "It's not a decision I have to make. They're the ones who make that decision. They know I want to be here with my teammates. I want to be here with the fans. I love this organization. This is my team. It's something I cannot control."

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Cueto (personal) gave up two earned runs on five hits, with no walks and four strikeouts over five innings, in a minor league game against the Dodgers on Friday. "I thought I was going to be a little wild and stuff like that, but no, everything felt pretty good," Cueto told MLB.com. "I was trying to throw the ball down and I was effective. So I was very pleased with my start."

A day after returning to Reds camp, Cueto took the mound on the minor league side for his first taste of live action since March 15. He threw 60 pitches, 47 of which went for strikes, and manager Bryan Price said afterward that he thought Cueto's delivery and the quality of his pitches were "outstanding." The plan is for Cueto to take the hill in a Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday in what will be his final tuneup before Opening Day.