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Johnny Cueto

Reds' losing streak reaches 12 with 5-3 loss to Cubs

Evidence of the Reds' growing pains showed in a decisive pitch by rookie John Lamb to Austin Jackson that led to another loss. Jackson hit a three-run homer in the third inning, Anthony Rizzo added an RBI double and the Chicago Cubs kept alive their slim hopes for home-field advantage in the wild-card game with a 5-3 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday. It was the Reds' 12th straight loss. "Austin Jackson got hot in this series and did some damage," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He got the second slider in the sequence and hit it out." The Reds acquired Lamb (1-5) in a trade with Kansas City for Johnny Cueto. Lamb got his first taste of the big leagues. ...