Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado homers in 5th consecutive game
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado homered for the fifth straight game, a leadoff drive in the second inning that tied the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers 1-1 on Tuesday night.
Arenado homered on an 0-1 fastball from Wade Miley, driving the ball 394 feet into the left-field seats.
Arenado had not homered in five straight games since a career-best six-game streak from Sept. 1-5, 2015.
He was hitting .233 with three homers and 19 RBIs through May 11. He entered Tuesday with four homers and 11 RBIs in his previous for games, going 9 for 17.
Arenado has 999 RBIs in 1,424 games and could join Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Chipper Jones as the only players since 1920 who were primarily third basemen to hit 300 homers with 1,000 RBIs before 1,500 games.
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