Cueto named National League Player of the Week

Cueto's first POW award.

Aug 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (C), shortstop Zack Cozart (2), and third baseman Ramon Santiago (7) celebrate their 9-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. 

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Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto was named the National League's Player of the Week on Monday, announced the Reds.

Cueto and the Reds beat the Indians on Tuesday in Cleveland 9-2. Cueto pitched a complete game giving up just five hits and a pair of runs while striking out six.

He followed that effort with a strong outing against Miami on Sunday, going eight innings and striking out nine Marlins.

His totals for the week- 17.0 innings pitched, 10 hits, 4 earned runs, 15 strikeouts and 4 walks.

The award is the first in Cueto's career. Aroldis Chapman also won the honor back in July for the Reds.