Teheran sharp for 6 innings, Braves beat Cueto, Reds
ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran gave up just three singles in six sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Sunday for a split of the four-game series.
Kelly Johnson and Jonny Gomes each homered for the Braves off Johnny Cueto (2-3).
Teheran (3-1), an NL All-Star last year, came into the game with a winning record despite three straight sub-par starts. He struck out five in a row during one point and fanned a season-high six overall.
Teheran was never threatened after the Braves built an early 4-0 lead. He walked two.
Three Atlanta relievers finished off the combined four-hitter.
Cueto was roughed up from the start, allowing five runs and nine hits in six innings.
Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman hit back-to-back doubles in the first inning and Johnson followed that with a two-run drive. Johnson leads the Braves with five home runs.