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Apr 25, 2012 7:51 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies slip past McDonald, Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki broke up James McDonald's no-hit bid in the seventh inning and Tyler Colvin hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth to lift the Colorado Rockies over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in Wednesday's doubleheader opener.

Matt Reynolds (2-0) won in relief of starter Juan Nicasio. Rafael Betancourt worked the ninth for his sixth save.

Chris Resop (0-2) lost after relieving McDonald in the eighth.

McDonald was nearly flawless before Tulowitzki's infield single with one on in the seventh. McDonald gave up one run and one hit in seven innings, striking out eight and walking three. Pedro Alvarez homered for the Pirates, who had nine hits but again struggled to generate runs.

Pittsburgh set an NL record and tied a major league mark by playing its 17th straight game starting the season in which neither team scored more than five runs, matching the standard set by the 1943 Detroit Tigers.

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