Votto becomes all-time HR leader at GABP
CINCINNATI (WKRC/AP) - Joey Votto continues to amass numbers at the plate comparable to some of the greats in Reds history. On Monday night he grabbed a record all to himself.
The first baseman homered off of pitcher Jhoulys Chacin in the third inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. Votto's 136th career home run made him the all-time leader at GABP, one ahead of Jay Bruce. The team has been playing there since 2003.
Votto, who has spent all 11 years of his major league career in Cincinnati, reached 30 home runs on the season for the second time in his career. His career best was 37 in his MVP season of 2010.
Votto now has 251 career home runs. That's tied for fifth all-time in Reds' history with Ted Kluszewski.