Reds miss Votto in 5-3 loss to Diamondbacks
Votto out with knee injury for four weeks
CINCINNATI — Miguel Montero drove in four runs with a bases-loaded double and a solo homer Monday night, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-3 win shortly after the Cincinnati Reds learned they’ll have to try to hold onto first place in the NL Central without Joey Votto.
An MRI found the All-Star first baseman has torn cartilage in his left knee that will require surgery and sideline him for three to four weeks.
The slumping Diamondbacks scored four runs in the first off Bronson Arroyo (4-6), who lasted a season-low three innings. The Reds had gotten impressive starts during a six-game winning streak that boosted them into first.
All-Star Wade Miley (10-5) gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings for Arizona. J.J. Putz got his 17th save in 20 chances.