Cueto, Nix pace Reds' 9-3 win over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Johnny Cueto beat the St. Louis Cardinals for the second time in less than a month and Laynce Nix homered twice with four RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-3 victory on Wednesday night.

Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse (4-4) was taken out with none out in the third inning complaining of tightness in his right forearm, an injury from getting hit by a pitch that had forced him to skip a turn in the rotation.

Cueto (5-3) allowed one run on 6 1-3 innings, ending a string of 8 straight starts with seven or more innings that included a seven-inning stint in which he gave up one run in a 6-4 victory over St. Louis on May 8 in Cincinnati.

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