Canadian slugger Joey Votto entered Major League Baseball history on Friday by hitting a home run for the seventh consecutive game, helping the Cincinnati Reds in a 6 × 2 victory over the New York Mets.
With the homerun, the stellar gunner equaled a record now shared with the star and ´salonfama´ Ken Griffely Jr., Dale Long and the now manager Don Mattingly (Marlins).
The Reds slugger now has nine home runs in an impressive seven-game span (he had one with two).
Infielder Jonathan India finished with two home runs for the Reds, the first off starter Carlos Carrasco. Acquired from Cleveland in January, the Venezuelan finally made his New York debut after recovering from a hamstring injury.
The Mets, leaders of the East Division of the National League, acquired on this day from the Chicago Cubs the star shortstop Javier Báez, who is expected to wear the uniform of the ´Metropolitaron´ that Saturday. (AFP)