DENVER — No. 1,000 was nothing new for Nolan Arenado.
Arenado hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 Monday night.
Arenado also doubled twice and drove in two to help the Rockies win for the seventh time in eight games. He is the ninth Rockies player to reach 1,000 hits, getting there with a solo shot off Wander Suero in the seventh to make it 6-5.
“I’m just thankful I was able to put the team ahead there and have a good quality at-bat against a guy throwing hard and throwing really good cutters,” Arenado said. “I just tried to hit the ball hard there.”
Rays 6, Royals 3: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mike Zunino returned from the paternity list and hit his first home run for Tampa Bay, a two-run shot that helped stop a season-high four-game skid with a win over Kansas City.
Mets 5, Phillies 1: NEW YORK — Steven Matz atoned for a dismal start last week in Philadelphia by pitching six fine innings, and Jeff McNeil homered as New York dealt the Phillies their fourth loss in five games. Slugger Bryce Harper struck out twice and was ejected by umpire Mark Carlson four batters after being called out on strikes.
Cardinals 13, Brewers 5: ST. LOUIS — Dexter Fowler had a four-hit game with his first home run this season and four RBIs to lead St. Louis over Milwaukee.
Diamondbacks 12, Pirates 4: PITTSBURGH — Pirates reliever Nick Burdi left in tears with a right arm injury, a chilling low point for Pittsburgh in a loss to the Diamondbacks. Burdi had Tommy John surgery in 2017.