- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies could not keep their streaks going against the Texas Rangers.

Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle and Matt Harrison earned his first win in 14 months as Texas routed the Rockies 9-0 Tuesday night.

The loss ended Colorado’s modest home winning streak at five games. Tulowitzki had his streak of reaching base safely snapped at 41 games. It was the second-longest in team history.

“The streak gave me something to shoot for,” said Tulowitzki, who began his run on May 26. “I think this will make me a better player because I think I was better. Hopefully I can be into every single pitch and pretend like something is on the line.”

Delino DeShields had a career-high four hits and Prince Fielder homered for the Rangers, who won for only the third time in 13 games.

The Rangers built a comfortable lead against struggling Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick (3-11). Choo had an RBI double in a three-run second inning and led off the fourth with his 12th homer to make it 4-0.

Choo drove in another run in the fifth, and an error by reliever Yohan Flande allowed Elvis Andrus to score to make it 6-0.

“Had a couple tough innings,” manager Walt Weiss said of Kendrick. “Had some real efficient innings, but the innings that he struggled, they put up some crooked numbers, got some good swings off him.”

Choo completed the cycle with a triple to center leading off the ninth.

It was the eighth cycle in franchise history and first since Alex Rios did it Sept. 23, 2013, against Houston.

Boston Red Sox All-Star Brock Holt was the only other major leaguer to hit for the cycle this season, on June 16 against Atlanta.

Fielder’s 15th home run in the sixth gave Texas a 7-0 cushion.

Harrison (1-1) had not won since beating the Rockies on May 8, 2014. Injuries limited him to six starts from 2013-14 and he didn’t make his 2015 debut until July 8.

He scattered seven hits over six innings and worked out of several jams.

Harrison allowed a leadoff double to Nolan Arenado in the fourth but stranded him at third with a double-play grounder to end the inning. The Rockies had runners on first and third with two outs in the fifth, but Choo made a sliding catch on Tulowitzki’s sinking liner in right to end the threat.

It was Tulowitzki’s best chance to extend his streak and prevent the Rockies from getting shut out at home for the first time this season.

“You have the streak, you get to those third and fourth at-bats, the focus is still there - even in a blowout,” Tulowitzki said.


Fielder’s single in the eighth gave him 40 multihit games this season, tops in the majors. He is hitting .341, second in the AL behind Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera.


Rockies OF Corey Dickerson (left plantar fasciitis) was scheduled to play seven innings for Triple-A Albuquerque. … RHP David Hale (left groin strain) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session. It was his second since going on the 15-day disabled list July 10.


Rangers: LHP Martin Perez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will make his second start since having Tommy John surgery last season. Perez pitched five innings in his season debut against Houston on Friday.

Rockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 4.30) is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two career starts against the Rangers.

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