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Sep 5, 2010 7:32 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies Sweep, as NL West-leading Padres lose 10th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The NL West-leading San Diego Padres lost their 10th straight game, with Melvin Mora hitting a go-ahead single that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 4-2 win Sunday.

The Padres began the day with a two-game edge over San Francisco, which played a night game at Dodger Stadium.

Mora's tiebreaking hit in the seventh inning gave Colorado its 10th win in 14 games. The Rockies pulled within 4½ games of the reeling Padres.

San Diego's losing streak is its longest since a franchise record 13-game skid in May 1994. Only two teams in major league history have made the playoffs in a season that included a losing streak of at least 10 games.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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