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DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado sent a ball soaring out of Coors Field, and the St. Louis Cardinals could not recover.

Arenado hit a 482-foot two-run homer that bounced out of the ballpark in the first inning, Chi Chi González got his first big league win in four years and the Rockies beat St. Louis 2-1 on Tuesday night to slow the Cardinals’ playoff push.

St. Louis, which had won 23 of 30 coming in, maintained a four-game lead in the NL Central over the second-place Chicago Cubs.

“Very, very weird,” St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong said after a rare low-scoring game at Coors Field. “We know runs come in bunches in this

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