ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Except for third baseman Nolan Arenado's team-record hitting streak, the Colorado Rockies' offense finally fizzled against the Texas Rangers.
Arenado extended his hitting streak to 28 games with a single in the third inning, but that was one of only five hits the Rockies had against Matt Harrison and four relievers in a 5-0 loss Thursday night.
After 50 hits and outscoring the Rangers 29-5 the previous three nights, Colorado became the last National League team this season to be shut out.
"We've been doing really good the entire year, that stuff is going to happen even to the best clubs in baseball," Rockies cleanup hitter Carlos Gonzalez said. "We just have to put this in the past and show up tomorrow and try to score some runs. The offense was quiet tonight, so sometimes you just have to tip your hat."
Arenado broke the team record he matched Wednesday night, which was teammate Michael Cuddyer's 27-game streak last season. He is halfway to Joe DiMaggio's major league record of 56 set in 1941.
"My dad was joking around with me saying, 'You've got to get 57 — let's go, let's go.' I was like, 'Yeah, right,'" Arenado said. "My cousin was like, 'Dude, you're halfway!' I'm like, 'Halfway?' I feel like this has been forever. This is unbelievable."
Prince Fielder homered for Texas. Right fielder Alex Rios snapped a 1-for-17 slide with a double in the second before scoring the first run, and threw out a runner at the plate.
The Rockies had won the last four starts by lefty Franklin Morales (3-2). He allowed five runs (four earned) with five strikeouts and three walks in six innings.
"I feel pretty good," Morales said. "I made a lot of good pitches. What I tried to do is waiting for the reaction from my team, but we didn't have that today."
Colorado's 22 wins are tied for the most in the majors. The Rockies had won 16 of their previous 22 games.
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