CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit his 300th home run Friday night.
300 × bang = 300 bangs— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 1, 2021
Home run number 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ in the career of Joseph Daniel Votto‼️ pic.twitter.com/bYfqA3RExF
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.
Dare ya to say 'bang' 300 times fast. pic.twitter.com/jUOhHnRd2K— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 1, 2021
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.