• Johnny Cueto is the first Reds pitcher to throw at least seven innings in his first seven starts of the season since Bucky Walters in 1944. The last Reds pitcher to throw eight or more innings in four consecutive appearances was Jose Rijo (1990). The last Major League pitcher to throw at least seven innings and allow two runs or fewer in each of his first seven starts was Roger Clemens, who went on to win the 1991 American League Cy Young Award.
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