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Cueto Will Take Ball with Season on the Line

After 162 games it all comes down to one more showdown between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to determine who will advance into the division playoffs as the wild card winner. The Pirates have had their way recently, sweeping a three game series at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati is hopeful that oft-injured Johnny Cueto will be ready for a strong performance to keep their season alive.

After 162 games the Reds and the Pirates will face each other on Tuesday to determine who will continue into the playoffs and who will get an early vacation. It's not such a bad deal because twenty of the thirty MLB teams would gladly trade spots with either of them. They are entering under different circumstances: The Reds finished third in the NL Central while vying for their third division...

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