Reds slugger Joey Votto hits 300th home run

Posted at 8:49 PM, Apr 30, 2021

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit his 300th home run Friday night.

Votto went yard in the bottom of the third off Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta to bring base runner Nick Castellanos home on the way to an 8-6 victory.

Votto got a curtain call from Cincinnati fans and drove in three runs.

The 37-year-old six-time all-star has been a staple on the Reds roster since he was promoted from Louisville in 2007.

Nick Senzel lined a two-run homer, and Eugenio Suárez added a solo shot. The Reds won for the third time in four games after losing seven in a row. The Cubs scored twice in the ninth against relievers Carson Fulmer and Lucas Sims. Tejay Antone took over with two outs and got David Bote to ground out with the bases loaded for his first career save.