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Rockies 5, Blue Jays 1: Nolan Arenado homers in Rox’ 8th consecutive win

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The win wraps up a 9-1 home stand for the Rockies

The Rockies got a solid outing from starter Antonio Senzatela and a couple of big hits from his battery-mate Chris Iannetta, leading to a 5-1 win against the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. That makes two consecutive sweeps and eight straight wins for the Rockies, which capped off an outstanding 9-1 home stand.

Antonio Senzatela pitches 6 strong

The Rockies got exactly what they needed from Senzatela on Sunday. He allowed just one run and four hits in his six innings of work, while walking three and striking out four. He got himself out of trouble a couple of times. Things were fairly tight in the sixth, when Senza walked two batters in a 3-1 game. With the tying run at the plate, Senzatela was able to strike out Freddie Galvis to end the inning. He was pretty pumped about it, too.

Chris Iannetta’s big day

Iannetta had a nice day at the plate, with a double, a home run, and two runs batted in. The home run almost landed on the concourse:

Nolan Arenado, still

“Torrid” is a word I’d use to describe Nolan Arenado over the past seven weeks or so. He hit yet another home run on Sunday, his 16th of the season.

Is it too early to start MVP talk?

Up next

The Rockies are off on Monday, which frees everyone up to watch the amateur draft. They’ll begin a three game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.