CINCINNATI, April 3 (UPI) -- Johnny Cueto allowed one earned run and one hit in seven innings Thursday in the Cincinnati Reds' 3-2 victory against Arizona.
Jeff Keppinger's solo homer in the bottom of the second inning was the difference. Keppinger also walked and doubled.
In his major league debut, Cueto (1-0), a non-roster invitee in spring training, fired his fastball at 96 mph. The only hit he gave up was Justin Upton's solo homer in the top of the sixth. He did not walk a batter and fanned 10.
Brandon Phillips drove in a run and one scored on an error.
Francisco Cordero, the last of three Reds' relievers, earned his first save of 2008 by setting down Arizona in order in the ninth.
Losing pitcher Doug Davis (0-1) yielded three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in 3 2/3 innings with six walks and four strikeouts.
Arizona's other run scored on a sacrifice fly by Alex Romero in the eighth.