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Arenado adds to 1st-inning HR total vs. Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO -- It's hard to keep Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado down long.

After going 0-for-7 in the first two games at AT&T Park, both one-run Rockies losses, Arenado highlighted the top of the first on Thursday by clubbing his 19th homer of the season off Giants starter Chris Stratton, helping the Rockies to a 9-8 win over San Francisco. The home run put him in a tie with the Nationals' Bryce Harper for the National League lead and was his Major League-leading 10th homer in the first inning this season.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- It's hard to keep Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado down long.

After going 0-for-7 in the first two games at AT&T Park, both one-run Rockies losses, Arenado highlighted the top of the first on Thursday by clubbing his 19th homer of the season off Giants starter Chris Stratton, helping the Rockies to a 9-8 win over San Francisco. The home run put him in a tie with the Nationals' Bryce Harper for the National League lead and was his Major League-leading 10th homer in the first inning this season.

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Arenado had homered five times in six games in the Rockies' last homestand before this series began. The hitless first two games were an aberration for Arenado at AT&T Park. The home run, his 10th in 48 career games at the park, increased his lifetime average there to .299 (55-for-184).

With Thursday's homer, he surpassed Troy Tulowitzki (now with the Blue Jays) for the club mark for homers at AT&T Park, which opened in 2000. Tulowitzki hit nine between 2006-15.

Arenado has been the NL leader at third base throughout the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot voting -- accessible on computers, tablets and smartphones, through MLB.com and the 30 club sites. Voting runs through Thursday, July 5, at 9:59 p.m. MT (11:59 p.m. ET).

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

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