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Mike Leake starts NLDS Game 4

Updated: October 10, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
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With right-hander Johnny Cueto ruled out of Game 4 of the NLDS, the Cincinnati Reds decided to start Mike Leake on Wednesday.

Mat Latos had been an option to start against San Francisco Giants starter Barry Zito, but he pitched four innings of relief in Game 1.

Latos replaced Cueto, who threw just eight pitches before leaving with what initially was called back spasms but has since been described by the team as a mild right oblique strain.

Electing to start Leake means ...

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