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Votto ties Reds walk records for game, season

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CINCINNATI -- Despite playing all 10 innings of Monday's 3-2 win over the Mets, Joey Votto didn't register a single at-bat.

That's because the Reds' first baseman tied a club record with five walks -- one of which was intentional -- even managing to drive in a run along the way. Monday marked just the third time a Reds player recorded five walks in a single game, and the first time since Johnny Bench did it on July 22, 1979, against the Cubs.

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CINCINNATI -- Despite playing all 10 innings of Monday's 3-2 win over the Mets, Joey Votto didn't register a single at-bat.

That's because the Reds' first baseman tied a club record with five walks -- one of which was intentional -- even managing to drive in a run along the way. Monday marked just the third time a Reds player recorded five walks in a single game, and the first time since Johnny Bench did it on July 22, 1979, against the Cubs.

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Votto has been a master of getting on base all season, reaching safely 310 times, which is tied for the second most in club history. And with five games to play, he'll almost certainly break the record of 311 set by Pete Rose in 1969.

Before it's all said and done, Votto will likely take sole possession of at least one more franchise record this year, as he's now tied with Joe Morgan for the most walks in a single season with 132. That mark leads the Majors by a wide margin, with teammate Shin-Soo Choo currently in second with 109 free passes.

Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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