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Nolan Arenado swats go-ahead homer for 1,000th career hit

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - APRIL 5: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a third inning sacrifice fly to bat in a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the Colorado Rockies home opener at Coors Field on April 5, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado entered Monday night’s game against the Nationals sitting on 997 hits for his career spanning seven seasons. Arenado hit an RBI double in the first inning, grounded out in the third, doubled again to lead off the fifth, then hit a solo homer to lead off the seventh, breaking a 5-5 tie. The homer, off of Wander Suero, represented the 1,000th career hit for Arenado.

Arenado now has four homers on the season along with 14 RBI, 15 runs scored, and a .281/.337/.483 batting line. He has recovered nicely after a slow start to the season -- he had a .610 OPS following an 0-for-4 game against the Giants on April 13.

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