Michael Cuddyer fails in Joe DiMaggio pursuit

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Colorado star Michael Cuddyer's hitting streak of 27-games, the longest of any current MLB player, has come to an end as the LA Dodgers shut out the Rockies 8-0 on Tuesday.

Clayton Kershaw had his second shutout of the season while rookie Yasiel Puig smashed a solo homer in three hits as the Dodgers romped to victory at the home of the Rockies.

Even Cuddyer, who has a franchise record hitting streak, could not prevent the Rockies being overcome by the Dogers, and means the 34-year-old right-hander perishes in pursuit of Joe DiMaggio's record.

DiMaggio still holds the record for the most consecutive games with a hit - standing at a giant 56 - despite his retirement from professional baseball with the New York Yankees in 1951.

Jimmy Rollins is the only player in the modern era to have reached anywhere near the achievement of DiMaggio, having had a streak of 38 hits for the Philadelphia Phillies between 2005 and 2006.

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