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.com) - The National Football League announced Sunday that San Francisco 49ers receiver
Anquan Boldin, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Carolina Panthers
linebacker Thomas Davis are the finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the
Year award. The award recognizes off-the-field community service as well as
playing excellence. The winner will be announced in Glendale, Arizona, the site
of Super Bowl XLIX, during the fourth annual NFL Honors on Jan. 31. The winner
will receive a $50,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice from the
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. A quick first step to get to the hoop for a layup. A rousing dunk on the break
off a high outlet pass saved by teammate Ramon Sessions. Finally, in his last at
bat -- and with the game long decided -- Arenado laced a double that landed
squarely on the white left-field line. Thats the way its been going lately for
one of the Colorado Rockies hottest hitters. Arenado ran his hitting streak to
26 games and Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorados season-high 21 hits as the
Rockies routed the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday night. "Just nice to get that,"
Arenado said of his RBI double in the seventh. His streak is one away from tying
the team record of 27 set by Michael Cuddyer last season. Its also the longest
for anyone 23 years or younger since Albert Pujols hit in 30 straight games in
2003. "It was a little dramatic, but he finally did it," Gonzalez said. "It was
a great night for him -- a very important night for him." For Gonzalez, too. Hes
been struggling all season with finger and knee ailments that have hampered his
swing. And yet the Rockies still lead the majors in most offensive categories.
"Just imagine when Cargo starts swinging it the way he should," Arenado said.
The first four hitters in Colorados lineup -- Charlie Blackmon, Drew Stubbs,
Troy Tulowitzki and Gonzalez -- went a combined 13-for-20 with two homers and
seven RBIs to help the Rockies take two games from Texas at Coors Field.
Colorado now travels to Arlington, Texas, for two more in a home-and-home
situation. Blackmon led off with a homer. Stubbs added another in the seventh.
"We got guys up and down the order and on the bench that can really swing it,"
Arenado said. Juan Nicasio (4-1) got through five innings without his best
command, giving up two hits and one run. He also walked a season-high five.
Robbie Ross Jr. (1-3) had a rough outing as he allowed six runs and 12 hits in 5
1-3 innings. The Rangers most effective pitcher on this night was actually an
outfielder. Given the lopsided score, and to save his bullpen, manager Ron
Washington sent Mitch Moreland to the mound for the eighth. He set the Rockies
down in order as he became only the sixth position player to pitch in Rangers
history. Its the first time hes pitched since 2008 and that was in a minor
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. "I tried to let a couple go, especially early in the count, just to have some
fun," Moreland said. "Its tough in a game like that to have some fun, but its
always been a dream of mine." Leading 4-1, the Rockies broke open the game with
a six-run sixth in which they sent 12 batters to the plate. Pinch hitter
Brandon Barnes even got up twice, hitting singles both times. "They put the ball
in play and found holes. There was nothing we could do about it," Washington
said. Arenados glove set the stage for the run eruption. He robbed Adrian Beltre
of two hits and, along with it, potentially big innings for the Rangers. He felt
a little bad, too. "Beltres my favourite player," Arenado said. "Hes one of the
last players Id want to rob." In the third, Arenado, the reigning Gold Glove
winner at the hot corner, gobbled up a hot grounder from Beltre and threw him
out at first. Beltre playfully looked at Arenado and raised hands as if to say,
"Did that just happen?" Arenado has been stealing hits all season. So much so
that before the game Washington said of Arenado: "That kid over there is a
highlight reel." In the fifth, Arenado got Beltre again as he snared a two-out
slow roller with his bare hand and made a strong throw that barely beat Beltre.
"Ive got to do what Ive got to do," Arenado said. Nicasio struggled to find the
strike zone, with catcher Jordan Pacheco and pitching coach Jim Wright making
frequent visits to settle him down. It worked as Nicasio improved to 3-0 at home
this season. Ross nearly had his first major league hit as he beat out a
grounder to second. But Rockies manager Walt Weiss challenged the play and it
was reversed upon review. "I think hell get another one," Weiss said, laughing.
"I think he will." NOTES: Beltre hit his first homer of the season, a solo shot
in the first. ... RHP Colby Lewis (2-1) will pitch Wednesday as the Rangers
return from a five-game road swing. The Rockies counter with LHP
Jorge De La Rosa (3-3). ... Tulowitzki is hitting .608 with six homers and 22
RBIs at home this season. Cheap Jerseys From China
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