Arenado went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets. The veteran third baseman brought St. Louis to within two runs with his shot to left field in the eighth inning, but New York poured on five runs in the bottom of the frame to put the game out of reach. Arenado has followed a nine-game homerless stretch with a pair of long balls in his past four games and is up to a team-high nine homers on the season. He continues to hit well in his 10th big-league campaign, slashing .306/.365/.597 across 148 plate appearances.
Arenado is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Arenado went 0-for-4 with a strikeout during Game 1 and will take a seat for the nightcap after starting 15 consecutive games. Brendan Donovan will shift to the hot corner while Edmundo Sosa starts at shortstop.
Arenado went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Sunday's 15-6 win over the Giants. Arenado's two-run home run in the fourth inning came off reliever Zack Littell after the Cardinals previously chased Giants starter Carlos Rodon early. Arenado had gone 7-for-36 (.194) in nine games since his last homer. The third baseman's slump was just a bit of course correction -- he's still slashing .312/.374/.600 with eight long balls, 29 RBI, 16 runs scored and 12 doubles through 33 contests.
Arenado went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI during Wednesday's 10-0 win over the Royals. The 31-year-old went deep off Kris Bubic with two runners on during the first inning, and he also delivered a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh. It's already Arenado's eighth multi-hit game of the season, and he ranks second in MLB with 23 RBI and is tied for fifth with seven home runs.
Arenado (suspension) will start at third base and bat cleanup Sunday versus Arizona, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Arenado had the two-game suspension reduced to one contest on appeal and served the ban Saturday. He'll rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale while in the midst of a modest four-game hit streak, during which he's gone 7-for-13 with two doubles, three walks, three RBI and one run.
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