Outfielder Nate McLouth scored the lone run off Cueto.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Cincinnati Reds Johnny Cueto proved his sub two ERA to be legit on Friday night at PNC Park. Over the last two seasons, Cueto's 2.15 ERA has lead the Major Leagues (with a minimum of of 150 innings pitched) as the right-hander tossed his fifth complete game in the Pirates' 6-1 loss in Pittsburgh.

The Pirates were only able to score one run off  Cueto, who entered game action with just a 1.38 ERA this season. The Reds right-hander pitched all nine frames while holding the Bucs to just one run and scattering seven hits.

"We’ve seen him before. We saw him last year at the end of the season since he’s implemented this new little tuck. We haven’t had much of any [success] against him in a while," Pirates Mana...

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