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Reds lose 19-game winner Johnny Cueto to injury

Updated: October 6, 2012, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto left his Game 1 start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in the first inning because of back spasms.

The Red said he is day to day. The right-hander threw a second strike to No. 2 hitter Marco Scutaro and walked off the mound in obvious pain. A trainer and manager Dusty Baker rushed out to check on him, and the 19-game winner came out moments later.

He retired leadoff man Angel Pagan on a strikeout. During the at-bat, Pagan ...

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