Reds lose 19-game winner Johnny Cueto to injury

Updated: October 7, 2012, 2:25 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Johnny Cueto warned the Cincinnati Reds after his warmup that he had experienced a sharp pain on the right side of his back when he made his final two throws in the bullpen.

Cueto lasted just eight pitches after that. He left his Game 1 start against San Francisco on Saturday night in the first inning because of back spasms, then the Reds hung on to beat the Giants 5-2 behind their stellar bullpen.

"I feel really proud about my team. I feel proud about the pitchers," ...

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