: Arenado powers Rockies to win over Diamondbacks

null null Baseball null The Rockies and Diamondbacks opened a three-game series in Arizona (38-36) on Tuesday night tied for second place in the NL West, both a game or so out of the second wild-card spot.Certainly not a must-win situation, because this is only the middle of June, but an important game to be sure. Enter Nolan Arenado. The Rockies' perennial All-Star third baseman delivered the way he always seems to deliver in clutch situations. The Rockies star opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the first and added an RBI double in the sixth to power the Rockies (38-34) to an 8-1 victory. Just another 🥩for Nolan Arenado #Rockies #NolanBeingNolan pic.twitter.com/cG8aAAXqF6— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM (@ATTSportsNetRM) June 19, 2019Right-hander Antonio Senzatela allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win. A good win for the Rockies, and yet more proof why Arenado is leading the All-Star balloting among NL third basemen.Studs of the NightIn his second start, Marlins right-hander Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven scoreless innings against the Cardinals, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. It was a carbon copy of his debut on June 12, when he worked seven scoreless against the Cardinals and gave up three hits. According to .com, that makes him the first pitcher since at least 1908 to begin his career with consecutive outings of seven-plus scoreless innings and three or fewer hits

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