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Reds tweak rotation to set up for postseason

Reds tweak rotation to set up for postseason

Reds tweak rotation to set up for postseason
CHICAGO -- Over the weekend, Reds manager Dusty Baker and pitching coach Bryan Price recalibrated the order of the rotation. After Homer Bailey's Tuesday start, he will be followed by Mike Leake, Johnny Cueto, Bronson Arroyo and Mat Latos.

The alteration splits up Cueto and Latos and also keeps Cueto throwing on regular four days' rest since his last start on Saturday at Miami. But it also puts him on track to start Game 1 of the National League Division Series, followed by Arroyo and Latos.

"We wanted to do this for a while but couldn't do it because of scheduling," Baker said. "When you have off-days like this and some guys getting tired, that's when you make the necessary changes.

"It breaks our catching up. [Ryan] Hanigan would go three days in a row, and then he wouldn't go two more. We just thought it was best. Bryan came up with some scenarios, and we discussed. We had two or three different scenarios. We figured that was the best one to go down the stretch and possibly into the playoffs."

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