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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hits a solo home run, the 1,000th hit of his career, in the seventh inning of a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals Monday night at Coors Field. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Coors Field is often the place where three-run leads go to die.

The Colorado Rockies reminded the Washington Nationals of that in Monday's come-from-behind 7-5 win in game one of the series at 20th and Blake.

Washington used a three-run fourth inning to grab a 5-2 lead.

But the lead disappeared an inning later.

Trevor Story had an RBI single and Mary Reynolds blasted a two-run home run to tie the game at five.

Then in the seventh, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado untied the game with a solo home run to make it 6-5. It was Arenado's 1,000th career hit.

Raimel Tapia added a solo shot in the eighth to cap the scoring.

The Rockies have won seven of their last eight games and are digging out from the eight-game losing streak earlier in the season. The Rockies are 10-13 overall.

MORE ON THE ROCKIES WIN HERE

Game two will be Tuesday night, April 23, at Coors Field. Coverage starts at 6 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan wrapped up the win with game highlights.

 

After the game, Schemmel caught up with Reynolds.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

 
 
 
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