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Former ABD Star's Two Bombs Lift Rockies Over Cubs

By Randy Curtis, 04/18/16, 9:45AM PDT


CHICAGO — Nolan Arenado is back in the zone.

He hit two home runs Sunday in the Rockies' 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs, the seventh multihomer game of his career and the second within the last five games. His 16 RBIs lead the majors.

His first home run Sunday came off Cubs lefty Jon Lester. Arenado drove Lester's first-pitch 89 mph fastball into left field. With the wind blowing in at Wrigley Field, Arenado's homer barely got out, but there was enough power to lift it into the basket above the dormant ivy.

"When I first hit it, I thought it was gone," said Arenado, who now has six homers. "But then the wind got it, and I saw that (left fielder Jorge Soler) was camped, so I was like, 'Oh, no!' But thank God it went into the basket.