San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto suffered an injury in the first inning of the opener of their National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants.
Cueto struck out Angel Pagan to begin the bottom of the first inning, but was removed from the game with apparent back pain after delivering a pair of strikes to Marco Scutaro. Cueto made just eight pitches.
He may have been injured during the Pagan at-bat. Pagan called timeout right as Cueto was about to deliver a pitch. Cueto followed through, but held onto the ball.
With the count 0-2, Cueto was replaced by Sam LeCure. who retired Scutaro on a ground ball to second base. Another grounder to second by Pablo Sandoval ended the 1-2-3 first inning.