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Arenado blasts 2 HRs, pulls into tie for NL lead

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PHOENIX -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado swatted two home in Friday night's 11-10 victory over the D-backs to put himself back into a tie for the National League lead in the category with the Brewers' Jesus Aguilar.

Arenado, fresh off his fourth straight All-Star Game and second straight as a starter, also finished the night tied with the Cubs' Javier Baez for the NL lead in RBIs with 72.

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PHOENIX -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado swatted two home in Friday night's 11-10 victory over the D-backs to put himself back into a tie for the National League lead in the category with the Brewers' Jesus Aguilar.

Arenado, fresh off his fourth straight All-Star Game and second straight as a starter, also finished the night tied with the Cubs' Javier Baez for the NL lead in RBIs with 72.

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Of course, in a game that fellow Rockies All-Star representative Charlie Blackmon would call "the rockiest Rockies-est game ever," Arenado's homers ended up as a side story. Victory wasn't assured until the final out, and the homer that mattered most was Raimel Tapia's pinch-hit, grand slam in the seventh.

Arenado's homers, in the first and fifth innings, came off D-backs lefty starter Robbie Ray.

The right-handed hitting Arenado entered the night leading the NL in batting average against left-handers. He went 2-for-2 with a walk against southpaws on Friday (3-for-5 overall) to lift his average to .407 (50-for-123).

After launching his 24th homer, Aguilar hit his 25th during the eighth inning of the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the Dodgers in Milwaukee. But Arenado's next homer, which tied the game at 5, put him back into a tie with Aguilar.

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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