Since moving into the No. 2 hole in the batting order five games ago, Joey Votto is 8-for-17 with seven RBI and three homers, including a two-run shot in the seventh Wednesday.
hits a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 4-0. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Since moving into the No. 2 hole in the batting order five games ago, Joey Votto is 8-for-17 with seven RBI and three homers, including a two-run shot in the seventh Wednesday. hits a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 4-0. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) AP
Since moving into the No. 2 hole in the batting order five games ago, Joey Votto is 8-for-17 with seven RBI and three homers, including a two-run shot in the seventh Wednesday. hits a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 4-0. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) AP

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A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.