Nolan Arenado completes cycle with walk-off homer

Arenado’s big day keeps the party going in Denver. Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado completed a cycle on Sunday in the most dramatic possible way.

Arenado stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with two on, one out, and his team down a run. A fly ball or base hit would have tied it, but Arenado had his sights set higher — he was a home run shy of the cycle, and he duly delivered against San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon.

Making a crazy scene crazier, Arenado was left bloodied by the wild celebration.

Arenado has come a long way from this unhappy scene. His Rockies are now 46-26 and leading the National League West.

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