Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 7/16/12
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- CINCINNATI (AP) -- One bit of news took the Cincinnati Reds from their season high point to a new low -- they have to try to hold onto first place without Joey Votto. The Reds had their six-game winning streak snapped on Monday night shortly after learning they'll be without their best hitter for up to a month. Miguel Montero drove in four runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks ended the Reds' surge with a 5-3 victory. All that seemed secondary to worries about a future without the 2010 NL MVP. Shortly before the game started, the Reds got MRI results showing Votto has torn cartilage in his left knee and will be out for three to four weeks. "He's an MVP, a Gold Glover. What more can you ask in a guy?" said Todd Frazier, who filled in at first base. "Injuries are huge in baseball. He's got that presence. Whenever he is out there, he can do damage." Votto hurt his left knee while sliding on June 29, but kept playing because he didn't think the injury was severe. He...
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