Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Johnny Cueto tied a career high with 12 strikeouts over six stellar innings of three-hit ball to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
Cueto (6-5) didn't issue a walk and posted double-digit punchouts for the fourth time this season. The right-hander now has 109 strikeouts on the year, the most for any Reds pitcher through his first 14 starts of a season since 1900.
Joey Votto stroked a two-run double and scored once, while Jay Bruce belted a solo homer for the Reds, who had dropped the first two tilts of this four-game set.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3) absorbed the loss after giving up four runs on six hits with five strikeouts over six innings. Adrian Gonzalez's double in the seventh served as the lone extra-base hit for the Dodgers, who had a three-game win streak halted.