Dramatic double runs Arenado's hitting streak to 26
Rox third baseman delivers full-count RBI knock in seventh that lands on line
DENVER -- The wait for No. 26 was a dramatic one.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 26 games with a seventh-inning, run-scoring double off Rangers reliever Neal Cotts during the Rockies 12-1 victory at Coors Field on Tuesday.
The streak is the longest in Major League Baseball this season and is just one shy of Michael Cuddyer's franchise-record streak of 27 games, which was set last season.
Arenado was 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a walk before lining the full-count pitch to left field. The ball splashed the chalk on the foul line, much to the delight of the 27,838 in attendance at Coors Field.
Arenado said he wasn't putting much thought into the streak early in the game. But with the outcome in hand once he stepped up in the seventh, the 23-year-old conceded he felt some pressure.
"You know the hit streak is there," Arenado said. "I focus on team first, but you're up [11-1], so the hit streak starts creeping in. It was just cool that I was able to get that knock."
Arenado's hit was the 21st of the night for the Rockies, a season-high.
"It was a little dramatic," [Carlos} Gonzalez said. "But he finally got it done. It was a great night."
Nick Kosmider is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.