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Arenado extends hit streak to 23 with grand slam

Third baseman now tied for second-longest mark in Rockies history

DENVER -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado extended his hit streak in style Saturday, running it to 23 games -- tied for second-longest in club history -- with a fifth-inning grand slam off Mets starter Jenrry Mejia.

Arenado's slam came on the first pitch. The Rockies began the inning down 6-0, and Arenado's homer, his fifth of the season, gave the Rockies an 8-6 lead. It was the second career slam for Arenado, 23, who had his first nearly a year ago to the day, last May 4 against the Rays' David Price.

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It was the second homer of the inning. Ryan Wheeler led off the eight-run inning with a solo shot to right.

Arenado's streak is tied with Dante Bichette's run in 1995 from May 22 to June 18.

The club record is Michael Cuddyer's 27-game streak last season, from May 28 to June 30.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.

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