Sports Joey Votto homers for 7th straight game, 1 shy of MLB record

08:17  31 july  2021
08:17  31 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

Mahle tosses 7 shutout innings in Reds' win over Phillies

  Mahle tosses 7 shutout innings in Reds' win over Phillies PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joey Votto crushed the latest home run on his power barrage and performed a little fist-bump, hand-slap routine with his teammates at the plate. He looked at the fans on his walk back to the dugout and pointed his thumbs at his shoulders, a worthy flex for a slugger showing plenty of muscle of late. Votto hit a three-run homer and Tyler Mahle tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Votto has 15 homers in his last 22 games as he tries to inch the Reds back into the playoff picture. “He's so locked in, it's unbelievable to watch,” Mahle said. “It's crazy to watch.

Joseph Daniel Votto STILL BANGS (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman who still bangs for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball ( MLB ). He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007.

Joey Votto homered in a franchise-best sixth straight game and Tucker Barnhart ripped a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning to lift the visiting Cincinnati Reds to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Cincinnati answered Contreras’ 17th homer of the season with Barnhart’s single to centre field. Tyler Naquin and Votto scored on the play. Farmer gave the Reds some breathing room with his RBI double to right field in the seventh inning. He capped Cincinnati’s scoring on Aquino’s sacrifice fly to centre.

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game, one shy of a major league record, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.

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Jonathan India went deep twice for the Reds, including a leadoff shot that came on Carlos Carrasco’s first pitch with the Mets. Acquired from Cleveland in January, the veteran right-hander finally made his New York debut after recovering from a hamstring injury.

It was an up-and-down day for the Mets, who made a big deal to get Javier Báez from the Chicago Cubs before baseball’s trade deadline — and then revealed injured ace Jacob deGrom will be shut down for two more weeks because of inflammation in his pitching elbow, making it unlikely he’ll rejoin the NL East leaders before September.

Votto inches from HR record, Báez helps Mets rally past Reds

  Votto inches from HR record, Báez helps Mets rally past Reds NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto came oh-so-close to matching the major league record with a home run in eight consecutive games, but Javier Báez did clear the fence in his New York debut and the Mets rallied past the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in 10 innings Saturday night. With the Mets down to their final strike, Dominic Smith hit a tying single off Sean Doolittle in the ninth. Brandon Drury opened the bottom of the 10th with an RBI single against Luis Cessa (3-2), driving in automatic runner Kevin Pillar from second base to win it.

Get the latest player news, stats, injury history and updates for First Base Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds on NBC Sports Edge. Nick Castellanos ripped a solo homer on Monday in a victory over the Royals. Castellanos tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh inning with a blast to left-center off Mike Minor, who was rolling before giving up that homer . The strong first half the year continues for Castellanos, as he's up to 17 blasts, a .338 average and .983 OPS.

Kendrys HRs in 7 th straight , 1 shy of MLB mark. August 26th, 2018. The Blue Jays' 35-year-old slugger launched a two-run homer in the third inning Sunday afternoon to put Toronto on the board in an 8-3 loss to the Phillies at Rogers Centre, which ended the team's five- game winning streak. The 402-foot homer marked Morales' seventh straight game with a home run, breaking a Blue Jays franchise record set by Jose Cruz Jr. in 2001.

Báez was acquired from the Cubs along with right-hander Trevor Williams for outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong, the Mets’ first-round pick in the 2020 amateur draft. Báez is expected to join the Mets on Saturday and will play shortstop until injured buddy Francisco Lindor (oblique) returns.

Votto is the eighth player to homer in at least seven straight games and the first since Kendrys Morales did it for the Toronto Blue Jays in August 2018. Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly (1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1993) are the only players to go deep in eight consecutive games.

Sonny Gray (3-6) allowed the first four batters he faced to reach but gave up just one run on five hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Miguel Castro (2-3). was the loser.

Votto homers in 7th straight game, one shy of MLB record

  Votto homers in 7th straight game, one shy of MLB record NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game Friday night, putting the Cincinnati Reds star within one of the major league record. Votto hit a 2-0 pitch from New York Mets reliever Drew Smith over the center-field fence at Citi Field to give the Reds a 3-1 lead. Votto, serenaded with chants of “Over-rated!” earlier in the evening, seemed to enjoy a leisurely trot around the bases before he flexed and pointed to the name on the back of his uniform while nearing the Cincinnati dugout.

Joey Votto . #19 1 B. Summary Stats Charts News Awards Shop. safely at least twice in 20 straight games , a franchise record and 1 shy of Ted Williams' 1948 Major League record , and a 17- game 65 consecutive errorless games on 7/3 at Col hit a solo homer off Jeff Hoffman to become the 10th

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto has set a Cincinnati Reds franchise record by homering in six consecutive games . Votto went deep again as Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4. The 37-year-old Votto homered six times in the four- game series at Wrigley Field, and has eight home runs over his record stretch. Votto ’s 20th homer of the season was a two-run shot in the first , when he hit a fastball from Alec Mills into the center field bleachers. Patrick Wisdom and Wilson Contreras homered for the three Cubs runs off winner Luis Castillo, who had only given up three runs total in his previous four


MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, singled and walked in his debut with New York to help the Yankees beat Miami.

A day after being obtained from the Chicago Cubs in a trade, Rizzo snapped a 14-inning scoreless drought for the Yankees with his solo shot in the sixth inning for the game’s first run. All-Star outfielder Joey Gallo, another lefty slugger who joined New York in a trade with Texas Thursday, went 0 for 4 with a walk.

Jameson Tailon (7-4) won his sixth decision in a row with 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth for his 21st save in 25 chances.

Zach Thompson (2-4) was the loser.


TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit a two-run home run, Teoscar Hernandez added a solo shot and the Blue Jays made a triumphant return to Toronto after almost two years away from home, beating Kansas City.

George Springer had three hits and an RBI in his first home game north of the border as the Blue Jays played at Rogers Centre for the first time since Sept. 29, 2019.

LEADING OFF: Votto can match HR mark, Tatis hurt again

  LEADING OFF: Votto can match HR mark, Tatis hurt again A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EIGHT IS ENOUGH Joey Votto has homered in seven straight games and the Cincinnati Reds slugger can match a major league record by going deep against the New York Mets. Votto connected for a solo shot off Mets reliever Drew Smith during Cincinnati's 6-2 victory Friday night at Citi Field. The six-time All-Star and 2010 NL MVP became the eighth player to homer in at least seven straight games and first since Kendrys Morales did it for the Toronto Blue Jays in August 2018. Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly (1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1993) are the only players to go deep in eight consecutive games.

That figure was one shy of the AL record for home runs allowed, shared by the 2017 Orioles and 2017 White Sox. In the first inning, Didi Gregorius homered, which meant the Orioles tied the mark. Then Gleyber Torres went yard for the 11th time against Baltimore this season, and Gio Urshela and Cameron Maybin added insurance homers later in the game . Phillip Ervin hit Sean Doolittle's first pitch out for a solo home run, then Joey Votto capped off a nine-pitch at-bat with a run-scoring double off the wall to get Cincinnati to within 7-6. Doolittle got Josh VanMeter to pop up to end the game , but

Reds first baseman Joey Votto suffered a fractured left thumb on Wednesday, manager David Bell told C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic and other reporters. Votto will miss “weeks,” likely around a month, according to Bell. The 37-year-old Votto incurred the injury on a fourth-inning hit by pitch from White Per the league ’s guidelines, Votto will need to be cleared for return by a joint MLB /MLBPA committee and the Reds’ team physician, and Votto also will need to pass a mandatory cardiac evaluation and a determination that he no longer poses the risk of infecting others. Votto will not count against the

Displaced from Canada because of border restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the Blue Jays played the bulk of the shortened 2020 season in Buffalo, New York, the home of their Triple-A affiliate. They began the 2021 regular season playing at their spring training home in Dunedin, Florida, before moving back to Buffalo in June.

Right-hander Ross Stripling (4-6) allowed two runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Jordan Romano finished for his ninth save in 10 opportunities. Daniel Lynch (1-3) was the loser.

Kansas City’s Salvador Perez homered.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yandy Díaz, Mike Zunino and Randy Arozarena homered and Tampa Bay beat Boston to moved within a half-game of the AL East-leading Red Sox.

Díaz connected on a two-run drive in the first. After Wander Franco hit a two-run double in the third inning, Tampa Bay went up 6-2 in the fourth when Zunino and Arozarena had solo shots off Martín Pérez (7-7).

Christian Vázquez and Bobby Dalbec had RBI singles off Josh Fleming (8-5) in the fourth.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Bell and Luis García homered and Washington beat Chicago, hours after both franchises completed trade-deadline teardowns.

Wheeler throws 2-hitter, first-place Phillies beat Mets 3-0

  Wheeler throws 2-hitter, first-place Phillies beat Mets 3-0 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11, Bryce Harper homered and the first-place Philadelphia Phillies finished off a three-game sweep for their eighth straight victory, 3-0 over the fading New York Mets on Sunday. Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto also homered to help the Phillies move 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mets in the NL East. The streak is Philadelphia’s longest since winning eight straight in July 2010. TheJean Segura and J.T. Realmuto also homered to help the Phillies move 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mets in the NL East. The streak is Philadelphia’s longest since winning eight straight in July 2010.

The cores of two recent World Series champions — Chicago in 2016, Washington in 2019 —- were scattered to various contenders.

So did Paolo Espino (3-2) pitched a career-high 5 1/3 innings, yielding his only run on Rafael Ortega’s double in the third. Kyle Finnegan pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save. García hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta (5-10) in the second inning.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Wil Crowe and two relievers combined on a one-hitterand Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia to snap a four-game losing streak.

Crowe (3-5) pitched six innings and allowed the Phillies’ only hit, a single by Alec Bohm in the second inning. The rookie right-hander struck out four and walked four.

Chasen Shreve pitched the seventh and Duane Underwood Jr. worked the last two outings to finish the Pirates’ fourth shutout of the season.

Vince Velasquez (3-6) was the loser.


ATLANTA (AP) — Avisaíl García, Willy Adames and Eduardo Escobar homered and Milwaukee beat Atlanta.

Escobar, acquired from Arizona two days earlier, went deep in the ninth of his debut with the Brewers. García had three hits, including a three-run homer, as the NL Central leaders got their fourth consecutive win.

The Brewers rallied against Touki Toussaint (1-2), who couldn’t survive a four-run fourth inning. Brad Boxberger (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Burnes.

LEADING OFF: Scherzer, Turner to LA? Trade deadline looming

  LEADING OFF: Scherzer, Turner to LA? Trade deadline looming A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ CLOCK IS TICKING Ace Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner could be moving from the Washington Nationals to the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline approaches. The Dodgers and Nationals were close to deal late Thursday night after a day full of trades. Washington sent slugger Kyle Schwarber to Boston, closer Brad Hand to Toronto and reliever Daniel Hudson to San Diego. The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo after completing another trade to get All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers.


DETROIT (AP) — Matt Harvey extended his shutout streak to 18 1/3 innings, Pedro Severino homered twice and Baltimore beat Detroit.

Harvey (6-10) allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings without walking a batter. The right-hander struck out five. Cole Sulser pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Tarik Skubal (6-10) took the loss.


CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson had a tiebreaking single, José Abreu was hit in the head by a pitch with the bases loaded and Chicago rallied for two runs in the eighth inning to beat Cleveland acquiring All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs.

Anderson’s hit to right field put Chicago ahead 5-4, then James Karinchak (7-3) plunked Abreu in the helmet with a fastball to force in another run. Both benches and bullpens emptied briefly, but no punches were thrown and the reigning AL MVP stayed in the game.

Yoán Moncada had a bizarre and fortunate solo homer among his three hits as the AL Central leaders moved nine games ahead of second-place Cleveland. He homered on what should have been a deep flyout in the second. Center fielder Bradley Zimmer appeared to make a catch at the wall, but right fielder Daniel Johnson collided with him, forcing the ball to pop up and roll over the fence.

Franmil Reyes had three RBIs on three hits for the Indians, including a solo homer off newly acquired reliever Ryan Tepera in the top of the eighth that tied it at 4.

Jose Ruiz (1-1) was the winner. Liam Hendriks pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Logan Gilbert worked into the sixth inning to win his fifth decision in a row, fellow rookie Jarred Kelenic hit a three-run homer and Seattle beat Texas.

Gilbert (5-2), Seattle’s first-round draft pick in 2018, allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings on six hits. He struck out six and walked one before Rangers rookies Adolis Garcia and Jonah Heim hit solo homers in the sixth to chase him. New Seattle closer Diego Castillo, acquired Thursday from Tampa Bay, pitched a perfect ninth inning in a non-save situation in his Mariners debut.

The last-place Rangers have lost 14 of 15 games. They dropped to a season-worst 31 games under .500.

Kolby Allard (2-9) was the loser.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tommy Edman drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, Wade LeBlanc pitched 5 2/3 strong innings and St. Louis beat Minnesota.

Ryan Helsley (6-4) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Edman’s bases-clearing double off Tyler Duffey (2-3) broke a 1-all tie in the sixth, hitting the right field foul line before going into the corner.

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