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Reds lose 19-game winner Johnny Cueto to injury

Associated Press Modified: October 7, 2012 at 1:32 am •  Published: October 7, 2012

The Reds turned to winning pitcher Sam LeCure and got four innings of relief from Mat Latos on three days' rest for the first time in his career, followed by three more relievers.

Cueto threw eight pitches and six strikes for the earliest postseason exit by a starter since Atlanta's John Thomson lasted one-third of an inning in Game 3 of a 2004 NL division series against Houston. Thomson came out with a sore muscle in his left side.

"When Johnny went down, I was like: 'Gosh, oh no, we're done. Why? Why? Why?'" Brandon Phillips said. "We're out there talking, and we're like, 'Let's win this for Johnny.'"