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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Reds' Votto leaves game in first inning

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto left Wednesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants after the top of the first inning with blurred vision.

Joey Votto

Votto

Kevin Barker struck out looking batting for Votto in the bottom of the inning. Barker stayed in the game at first base.

Votto, who tied injured teammate Jay Bruce for the team lead in home runs with his 18th on Tuesday, missed 21 games in late May and June with depression and anxiety related to the death of his father last year. He missed several games and had to leave others earlier in May with dizziness caused by an inner-ear infection.

Votto entered the game hitting .317 with 59 RBIs in 88 games.