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Gonzalez has 5 hits as Rockies rout Rangers 12-1; Arenado extends hitting streak to 26 games

  • Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre follows through with his swing after connecting for a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre follows through with his swing after connecting for a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross Jr., back, delivers pitch to Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross Jr., back, delivers pitch to Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorado's season-high 21 hits and Nolan Arenado made several slick plays at third base on a night he extended his hitting streak to 26 games as the Rockies routed the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday night.

It's the third time in Gonzalez's career he's had five hits in a game. Arenado waited until his final at-bat in the seventh to extend his streak, lacing an RBI double that hit just inside the left-field line. He's one away from tying the team record of 27 set by Michael Cuddyer last season.

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. (1-2) had a rough outing as he allowed six runs and 12 hits in 5 1-3 innings.