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Reds name Cueto starter for NLDS opener against Giants

Associated Press

10/3/2012 7:48:05 PM

ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL 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) will likely 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.