Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL division series against San Francisco.
Cueto went 19-9 this season with a 2.78 ERA.
The first two games in the best-of-five series will be played Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco.
Baker also indicated that Bronson Arroyo (12-10, 3.74 ERA) will likely start Game 2, followed by Mat Latos (14-4, 3.48) in Game 3.
Baker had been setting up the rotation well in advance of the series opener.