Joey Votto is looking to build on his best - and most dramatic - performance of the season for the Cincinnati Reds.
The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves are trying to continue their own impressive production at the plate.
On the heels of his first three-homer game in more than four years, Votto and the Reds visit the Braves for the first of two meetings Monday night.
Cincinnati (17-16) signed Votto to a 10-year, $225 million extension on opening day, and although he has a major league-best 15 doubles, the 2010 NL MVP has struggled to drive the ball out of the park.
The Reds are hoping that's no longer the case.
Votto hit a walkoff grand slam in a 9-6 win over Washington on Sunday, capping his second career three-homer game and giving him his first six-RBI contest. The two-time All-Star had two homers and 18 RBIs over his first 32 games.
"You like to see Joey hitting like that," manager Dusty Baker said. "I keep telling the guys you've got to believe."
Votto's production is vita...