Johnny Cueto to start Game 1

Updated: October 3, 2012, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the National League Division Series against San Francisco.

Cueto went 19-9 this season with a 2.78 ERA.

The first two games in the best-of-five series will be played Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco.

Baker also indicated that Bronson Arroyo (12-10, 3.74 ERA) likely will start Game 2, followed by Mat Latos (14-4, 3.48) in Game 3.

Baker had been setting up the rotation well in advance of the series opener.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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