Joey Votto’s historic streak comes to an end with Cubs walk-off dash

When Javier Baez made a mad dash home on Reds reliever Blake Wood’s wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth he set the Wrigley Field crowd on fire.Not only did Baez’s run give the Cubs a walk-off win but it alsokept Joey Votto from tying a record that has not been touched since 1948.Just how we drew it up. #Walkoff Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 17, 2017Votto came into Wednesday’s game having reached base at least twice in 20 consecutive games. Had he reached base twice Wednesday he would have tied Ted Williams’ recordhe set during the Harry Truman presidency.However, the Reds first baseman’s streakended with Baez’ run as Votto went 1 for 4 on the night. He extended his consecutive games on-base streak to 21 games, but his push for history was ended.Considering the fact he is still hitting .315with 31 home runs and 83 RBIs on the season, having one game where he didn’t reach base twice isn’t going to keep him from winning the NL MVP award.Stud of the NightElvis Andrus has seen an extreme power surge this season. Having never hit more than eight home runs in a season coming into 2017, Andrus hit his 16th home run in the Rangers’ 12-6win over the Tigers while going 3 for 5with four RBIs, a walk and a stolen base.Dud of the NightBraves pitcher Luke Jackson lasted just one inning in relief for starter Mike Foltynewicz, but he couldn’t stop the Rockies’ offensiveonslaught at Coors Field. Jackson gave up six hits, four of which went for extra bases, along with six earned runs in a 17-2 lo s.HighlightDarwin Barney has always been known for his defense, Reggie Sanders Jersey and with the game on the line as the Blue Jays held a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the bottom of the ninth, Barney flashed the leather to help save the game for closer Roberto Osuna.Darwin Barney, you are a GAME-SAVER. #Smooth Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 17, 2017What’s nextPhillies (43-75) at Giants (48-74) 10:15 p.m. ET Normally a game between two last place teams isn’t going to be on anyone’s radar, but Aaron Nola (9-7, 3.02 ERA) has been one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball over the last two months. The LSU grad has made 10 straight starts where he has pitched at least six innings and allowed two runs or le s.He will face off against Giants right-handerJeff Samardzjia (7-12, 4.74 ERA).

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