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Rockies' Nolan Arenado wins 4th consecutive Gold Glove award

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Arenado became the first third baseman in a decade to win the award four straight times.

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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado on Tuesday won his fourth Gold Glove in as many big league seasons.

Arenado beat out the Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon and Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 25-year-old star led all major league third basemen in Defensive Runs Saved with 20 and had 24 more Good Fielding Plays (per Fielding Bible video review) than any other player who manned the hot corner in 2016, according to ESPN's Mark Simon.

Arenado is the first third baseman to win four or more consecutive Gold Gloves since Eric Chavez won six in a row for the Oakland Athletics from 2001 through 2006.

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu lost out on his second Gold Glove, with Joe Panik of the San Francisco Giants earning the award. Panik missed 40 games but finished with 16 Defensive Runs Saved, compared to three for LeMahieu.

Three-time Gold Glove winner Carlos Gonzalez, the Rockies' third finalist, was beaten out by Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward. CarGo finished the year with four Defensive Runs Saved, well behind Heyward's 14 in right and 18 overall.