May 23 (UPI) -- All-Star first baseman Joey Votto expects to be heckled on the road, but on Monday night he got the business at home. Votto's .293 average this season is his worst mark since he hit .255 during his 62-game injury-plagued 2014 campaign. A fan in the expensive seats near home plate at Great American Ball Park called him out, saying, "I remember when you used to be good." The four-time All-Star has finished in the top-7 in MVP voting in each of the last two seasons and five times in his career. His .434 on-base percentage in 2016 led baseball. But Votto's steep salary and the Reds' recent lack of success has pushed tension from fans onto the beloved first baseman. Votto, 33, fired
Adam Jones brought up a milestone but the Minnesota Twins crushed the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 in MLB. Baltimore veteran Jones gave the Orioles a 5-0 lead with his 125th career home run at Camden Yards on Monday to become the park's all-time homer leader
The Colorado Rockies have already assured themselves of no worse than a .500 record on their longest road trip of the season, and they could guarantee a winning trip with a victory in the second game of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. After winning two of three against the Minnesota Twins and then the Cincinnati Reds to start the 10-game trip, the Rockies started well in Philadelphia on Monday night, getting seven strong innings from rookie Jeff Hoffman in a 8-1 victory. Now they will turn to another rookie to try to keep the momentum going.