Votto record home run streak at 6, Reds beat Cubs 7-4

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 29: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a two run home run in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 29, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto has set a Cincinnati Reds franchise record by homering in six consecutive games. Votto went deep again as Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4.

The 37-year-old Votto homered six times in the four-game series at Wrigley Field, and has eight home runs over his record stretch. Votto’s 20th homer of the season was a two-run shot in the first, when he hit a fastball from Alec Mills (4-4) into the center field bleachers.

The Cubs scored three runs off winner Luis Castillo, who had only given up three runs total in his first four starts. Patrick Wisdom hit his 16th home run in the fourth, and Wilson Contreras belted a two-run shot in the fifth.

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