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Race For The Triple Crown: Carlos Gonzalez Widens Gap In Batting Average

A clash between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds today put Carlos Gonzalez and Joey Votto center stage in the race for the Triple Crown. Carlos Gonzalez came out on top in the first of four rounds.

Tonight’s results:

Carlos Gonzalez: 3-for-5, 2 RBI
Albert Pujols: 1-for-3, 1 RBI
Joey Votto: 1-for-3

Here are the current numbers as of Sept. 6:

Carlos Gonzalez .340 (1st) 31 (5th) 97 (t-2nd)
Albert Pujols .309 (5th) 35 (1st) 97 (t-2nd)
Joey Votto .321 (2nd) 32 (t-3rd) 98 (1st)