Joey Votto

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PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 1, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 8-2.

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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Could Become Face Of Franchise

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St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

Reds 1B Votto Needs Knee Surgery, Out 3-4 Weeks

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Chris Heisey #28 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulated by teammates after hitting a single to drive in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the game against the  St Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on April 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Votto’s 4 Hits Help Reds Rally Past Cards 4-3

Joey Votto tied a career best with four hits and scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chris Heisey’s ninth-inning single.


St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

Pujols Homers Again As Cards Upend Reds

Another sellout crowd was hoping for a second straight Reds comeback. Instead, Fernando Salas — who gave up Brandon Phillips’ game-ending homer on Friday — finished them off.


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Cards Blow Save, Lose to Reds in 10

Cincinnati pulls to within a half game of first place St. Louis


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Reds Take Win After Late Delay

Before the delay, the Cardinals were up 3-2, but once the game restarted, the Reds took over and won the game 5-3.


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Torre, Cox, Piniella Honored by Baseball Writers

After getting 31 of 32 first-place votes, Votto thanked Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who gave Albert Pujols his first-place vote.