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Astonishing debut
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Reds 3, Diamondbacks 2
Johnny Cueto threw 92 pitches (68 strikes) on Thursday. (Al Behrman/AP)
Johnny Cueto has arrived. Making his big league debut, the 22-year-old righty lost a perfect game in the sixth inning on his way to a 10-strikeout, seven-inning masterpiece in which he allowed just one baserunner. Jeff Keppinger homered to back Cueto.
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Series at a glance:
ARI
Arizona (1-2)
Lost 2
Cincinnati 3, Arizona 2   CIN
Cincinnati (2-1)
Won 2
April 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Arizona
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   2 1 1
Cincinnati
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 5 0
Standings thru 4/3/08  |  Recap: ARI | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Diamondbacks stats  |  Reds stats
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, CF4000042.200
Burke, 1B4000010.000
Hudson, 2B4000000.182
Byrnes, LF4000030.083
Drew, SS3000000.182
Reynolds, 3B2100110.100
Upton, RF2111110.200
Hammock, C2000100.000
Davis, P1000010.000
  Petit, P0000000.000
  a-Salazar, PH1000010.500
  Medders, P0000000.000
  Slaten, P0000000.000
  b-Romero, PH0001000.000
  Cruz, P0000000.000
Totals272123122 

a-Struck out for Petit in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Slaten in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Upton (1, 6th inning off Cueto, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Upton 4.
RBI: Upton (1), Romero (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young.
SF: Romero.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Hudson (1, fielding).
DP: (Slaten-Drew-Burke).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF4000101.000
Keppinger, SS3121100.500
Griffey, RF2110200.111
Phillips, 2B4111025.333
Dunn, LF1000300.125
Encarnacion, 3B3010101.222
Hatteberg, 1B4000012.000
Bako, C3000125.000
Cueto, P3000011.000
  Weathers, P0000000.000
  Lincoln, P0000000.000
  a-Votto, PH1000010.250
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals283529715 

a-Struck out for Lincoln in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Griffey (1, Davis), Phillips (1, Davis), Keppinger (1, Medders).
HR: Keppinger (1, 2nd inning off Davis, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Keppinger 6; Griffey 2; Phillips 2; Encarnacion.
RBI: Phillips (4), Keppinger (1).
2-out RBI: Phillips; Keppinger.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bako 3; Phillips 3.
GIDP: Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 10.

 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davis (L, 0-1)3.24326414.91
Petit 1.10000000.00
Medders 1.01002100.00
Slaten 1.00001000.00
Cruz 1.00000200.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cueto (W, 1-0)7.011101011.29
Weathers (H, 1)0.10113006.75
Lincoln (H, 1)0.20000100.00
Cordero (S, 1)1.00000100.00

IBB: Griffey (by Medders).
Pitches-strikes: Davis 87-43, Petit 13-9, Medders 29-13, Slaten 11-4, Cruz 12-10, Cueto 92-68, Weathers 19-5, Lincoln 6-4, Cordero 14-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Davis 3-3, Petit 2-2, Medders 1-1, Slaten 2-1, Cruz 0-1, Cueto 4-7, Weathers 0-1, Lincoln 0-1, Cordero 0-2.
Batters faced: Davis 21, Petit 4, Medders 6, Slaten 3, Cruz 3, Cueto 22, Weathers 4, Lincoln 2, Cordero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Petit 2-0, Lincoln 3-1.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 11,987.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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