Nolan Arenado had a big game at the plate on Tuesday night, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI in a 6-5 win over San Francisco. He also stole his first base of the season.
Arenado's two-run homer in the first inning off of Johnny Cueto got the scoring started, giving St. Louis an early 2-0 lead. The starting third baseman for the National League in next week's All-Star game is slashing .269/.325/.511 on the season to go with 41 runs scored, 17 home runs, 55 RBI and an .836 OPS in 85 games. He seems a near lock for yet another 30-HR, 100-RBI season.