The argument escalated from there, and Torres ejected Votto from the final game of a three-game series in Atlanta. Brandon Dixon took Votto’s place at first base. Votto’s hitting .302. He was 0-for-4 Tuesday in a 5-3 victory over the Braves.
The Reds, who have won 11 of their last 14 games, are trying to win their third series in a row. They swept two games from the Detroit Tigers and then four games from the Chicago Cubs. The Reds and Braves split the first two games of this series.