ATLANTA (AP) -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado left Friday night's game against the Braves after fracturing his left middle finger on a head-first slide into second base.
Arenado led off the second inning with a double to left field. Arenado's slide beat shortstop Andrelton Simmons' tag. The play stood following a review that lasted 3 minutes, 48 seconds.
The loss of Arenado would be a blow to a Rockies lineup that was missing outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for the second straight game with a swollen left index finger.
The double left Arenado with a .305 batting average. He has six homers and 28 RBIs. His 28-game hitting streak from April 9 to May 8 is the longest in the National League this season.
The Braves also had a switch at third base during the game. Ramiro Pena replaced Chis Johnson after Johnson's strikeout to lead off the second. The Braves did not say why Johnson left the game.
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