By NATE BARNES
PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September. Yet, they're five games under .500 after injuries wreaked havoc on one of baseball's more talented rosters.
Even Johnny Cueto, one of the game's best pitchers, hasn't been immune to the tough times endured by the Reds this season.
On Sunday, Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win and Chris Heisey hit two home runs, including a tie-breaking shot in the ninth inning, as the Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2.