Joey Votto extends on-base streak to 43 games

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With a single in the fifth inning on Saturday against the Mets, Reds first baseman Joey Votto extended his on-base streak to 43 games. He’s a little over halfway to reaching the record, held by Ted Williams. He reached base 83 times between July 1 and September 27, 1949.

Votto went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Padres on August 10. In the 42 games after that, he hit .362/.543/.677 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI spanning 184 plate appearances. Overall this season, Votto came into Saturday’s action batting .315/.463/.556 with 29 home runs and 77 RBI.