Rockies’ Arenado looks to extend Rockies hitting streak record

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The offense sputtered in Arlington Thursday night and the Rockies were shutout for the first time this season, but there was one Colorado hit that made headlines.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado broke a franchise record by extending his hitting streak to 28 games.  The 23-year-old had a two-out-single in the third inning.  Arenado entered the night sharing the record with teammate Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer had a hitting streak of 27 games last season.

Arenado’s streak is the longest in the majors this season, but still far away from the all-time record of 56 consecutive games held by Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio.

The Rangers beat the Rockies 5-0 and Colorado could only manage five hits on the night.

Up next is a trip to Cincinnati. The Rockies will face the Reds Friday night. Jhoulys Chacin will make his second start of the season.