LOS ANGELES – A remarkable baseball streak ended Wednesday when Joey Votto jumped innocently to first base.
The batter had somehow made 6,827 appearances on the plate in 13 seasons with the Reds without jumping to first place. He finally did it in Cincinnati's 3-2 loss at Dodger Stadium, losing Cody Bellinger to finish the eighth.
Votto had played 1,591 games in a race that began in late 2007 without appearing first.
The six-time first baseman All-Star is a .310 batter of his career, who always shows strong plate discipline and rarely loses at-bats. Votto had appeared only 88 times in his career, including only seven pop-up windows from 2010 to 2018.
The Dodgers reliever, Pedro Báez, induced the popup in a 3-1 change outside the belt.