5/3/2014 10:36 P.M. ET
Arenado extends hit streak to 23 with grand slam
Third baseman now tied for second-longest mark in Rockies history
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
DENVER -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado extended his hit streak in style Saturday, running it to 23 games -- tied for second-longest in club history -- with a fifth-inning grand slam off Mets starter Jenrry Mejia.
Arenado's slam came on the first pitch. The Rockies began the inning down 6-0, and Arenado's homer, his fifth of the season, gave the Rockies an 8-6 lead. It was the second career slam for Arenado, 23, who had his first nearly a year ago to the day, last May 4 against the Rays' David Price.
It was the second homer of the inning. Ryan Wheeler led off the eight-run inning with a solo shot to right.
Arenado's streak is tied with Dante Bichette's run in 1995 from May 22 to June 18.
The club record is Michael Cuddyer's 27-game streak last season, from May 28 to June 30.