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Reds first baseman Joey Votto hits home runs in 7 consecutive games

He's the 8th player in MLB history to do so
Joey Votto
Posted at 9:41 PM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 22:52:07-04

NEW YORK — Joey Votto is doing all the Joey Votto things. Another day, another game, another home run.

With one swing of his bat, Votto is one consecutive game with a home run away from tying a Major League Baseball record.

The Reds dinger-slinger dialed long-distance in the top of the 6th against Mets pitcher Drew Smith, Votto's 7th longball in the past 7 games, tying Jim Thome, Barry Bonds, Kendrys Morales and Kevin Mench for second place for the record of most consecutive games with a home run.

Votto is one at-bat away from tying Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey, Jr for the MLB record for home runs in 8 consecutive games.

Number 19's next chance at history will be Saturday, July 31 at 7:10 p.m. against the Mets.