Jul 28, 2010 1:20 AM

Rockies losing streak hits 7 in a row

DENVER (AP) - Zach Duke threw six solid innings to help the Pittsburgh Pirates snap a four-game skid Tuesday night with a 4-2 win over a reeling Colorado Rockies team that lost Huston Street to a freak injury before the game.

The Rockies returned home from a disastrous 2-9 road trip and dropped their seventh straight contest. They were without their standout closer after Street bruised the right side of his abdomen when he was hit by a line drive as he warmed up in right field during batting practice.

Street was taken off the field by ambulance, examined at a local hospital and sent home to rest. His availability will be on a day-to-day basis.

Duke (5-9) picked up the win for a second straight outing.

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