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WASHINGTON -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss called Michael Cuddyer "one of the better kept secrets in the game." That perception might change soon. Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major leagues longest hitting streak this season to 21 games -- and the Rockies hung on to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 Sunday. Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to break a tie with St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese for the years top streak, and the Rockies right fielder is now just two games shy of matching the franchises best run. Dante Bichette, now the teams hitting coach, had hits in 23 consecutive games in 1995. Cuddyer also extended his Colorado record for consecutive games reaching base to 40. And if all that means he gets more recognition, he wouldnt mind. "After 12 years of being in the big leagues, you dont like to think of yourself as a secret," Cuddyer said with a laugh. Not that he would mind remaining under the radar, either. "He doesnt care about that stuff," Weiss said. "He likes to show up, compete and work on his beard. Thats all that matters to Cuddy." With his wife and son in attendance, Cuddyer, a Virginia native, had an RBI single in Colorados three-run third inning and a two-run single in a three-run fourth, an inning Nolan Arenado led off with a homer. That gave Jorge De La Rosa (8-4) a 7-0 cushion. He allowed seven hits in six innings, trading both his earned runs for outs in the bottom of the fourth. In his shortest start this year aside from a May outing he left early due to lower-back spasms, Ross Detwiler (2-6) allowed a season-high seven earned runs -- three more than any other game. Washington right fielder Jayson Werth started after missing Saturdays game with flu-like symptoms, but he left in the fourth inning following his second hit. Werth stretched his left leg on first base before gesturing to the dugout for a pinch runner. "I think Ill be all right," Werth said. "Groins are pretty straight forward. Ive had a couple of them in the past, but never missed any time, so Im hoping that will be the case." Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game in the middle of the eighth inning with a leg cramp. Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI infield single in the bottom of the eighth, and a second run scored on the play when Rockies short stop Josh Rutledge booted the ball. Jhonatan Solano pinch hit and lined a two-out, two-run double to centerfield. But Rex Brothers struck out Ian Desmond and threw a perfect ninth, ensuring the Nationals four-run eighth left them still a run short. Brothers fourth save was also Colorados first four-out save of the season. "I try not to show much emotion in there," Weiss said. "But you know that, deep down, youve got to put this game away. Youve got put this game away, because wins are precious in this league, and when you get out to a lead like that, youve got to put it away, because its going to be tough enough to win in this league as it is." If the Rockies were looking for a stabilizing influence during their up-and-down game, Cuddyer sounds as if he could have provided it. "Thats the thing about hitting streaks," Cuddyer said. "The day its over, you go back to being a baseball player." NOTES: Nationals manager Davey Johnson said RHP Dan Haren is headed to the disabled list. Haren, who surrendered six earned runs in 3 1-3 innings Saturday to drop to 4-9 with a 6.15 ERA, said his shoulder has been bothering him his last few starts. "Nothing really major," Haren said. "Nothing I havent pitched through in the past. Im not concerned about it, but they wanted me to take some time to get 100 per cent." He said hell probably have an MRI this week. ... Washington OF Bryce Harper took full on-field batting practice for the first time since going on the disabled list June 1 (left knee bursitis). With fans arriving early to Nationals Park to receive Harper bobbleheads, he sent multiple pitches over the outfield wall. Before the game, Harper tweeted, "Well that felt unreal! .BP .Lovethefans." Arenado has missed only one game since the Rockies called him up from Triple-A Colorado Springs in late April, and Weiss said its difficult to find days off for the rookie. "Hes wound too tight," Weiss said. "He doesnt like to sit over here for nine innings." ... Weiss said he planned days in advance to give Todd Helton both Saturday and Sunday off. The Rockies dont play Monday, so the first baseman will get three straight days of rest. ... Colorado RHP Juan Nicasio (4-3, 4.78) will face Boston Red Sox RHP Ryan Dempster (4-8, 4.23) on Tuesday. ... Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.34) will face Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Trevor Cahill (3-8, 3.92) on Tuesday. ... Rapper Wale, a D.C. native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Adidas Shoes Online .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Cheap Adidas Shoes .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. http://www.originaladidasshoe.com/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end.Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists his squad must not rest on their laurels after blowing a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Polish champions Legia Warsaw in midweek. Zidanes side return to La Liga action on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 3 HD from 10:55am, at home to Leganes and the former France international wants a more rounded performance from his side.I always think that I have the best squad in the world, but at the same time that is not enough, said Zidane. Only Mateo Kovacics equaliser five minutes from time ensured Reals 27-game unbeaten streak remained intact, as Legia took their first Champions League point for 21 years.We need to go out onto the pitch and always play at our top level for 90 minutes, Zidane added. To be persistent is the hardest thing in football. R Madrid vs Leganes November 6, 2016, 10:55am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Despite Reals unbeaten run and still enjoying a two-point lead aat the top of La Liga, the club havent kept a clean sheet in 10 games in all competitions.ddddddddddddZidane will once again be without his preferred central defensive pairing of captain Sergio Ramos and Pepe due to injury on Sunday, but called on the whole team to defend better as a unit.It doesnt worry me, he said. I dont like conceding goals and the players like it even less, but it is a question for everyone, not just the four defenders.We can all improve and what I am going to try to do is impose more calm. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has warned his players against complacency ahead of their league clash with Leganes on Sunday Real have received a big injury boost, though, with the return of Luka Modric after a month on the sidelines due to knee surgery.The Croatia international is likely to start on the bench against Leganes, but Zidane hopes to hand Modric some game time in the second-half.He is in the squad, Zidane said. The idea is that he will have minutes and well see tomorrow. The important thing is that he is okay and has completely recovered.Zidane confirmed Karim Benzema will miss out due to a hamstring problem, so Alvaro Morata will join Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '