Bobby Nightengale Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:58 AM EDT Apr 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO – Joey Votto touched home plate after his first career leadoff home run and slashed his hands in front of his neck. It’s the classic “it’s over” gesture. Votto did it twice, high-fived Eugenio Suárez, tilted his head back and let out a short yell. With two hits in his last 13 at-bats, Votto spent extra time working on his swing. He did a celebratory dance with teammate Jesse Winker, then leaned back into Winker’s arms. The two teammates repeated the move, but flipped roles, when Winker hit a ninth-inning solo home run. For the Reds, there was plenty to celebrate in a 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park, snapping a four-game losing streak. It was their first road win of the season. It was the first time since 1931 they had lost their first seven road games of the season. Votto set the tone with his leadoff home run past the 390-foot wall in center field against Padres rookie Chris Paddack. It was just the second time Votto homered on a 0-2 count in his 13-year career, connecting on a 94-mph fastball…. Read full this story
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