Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu is congratulated by teammates after helping to retire the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 in Denver. Colorado won 6-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski
August 21, 2016

DENVER (AP) D.J. LeMahieu singled to stretch his on-base streak to 10 plate appearances for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday before he struck out to end the first inning of a game against the Washington Nationals.

LeMahieu lined a single to left field off Stephen Strasburg during a seven-run first, then struck out looking after Colorado batted around.

It was the first time Washington retired LeMahieu during this three-game series. LeMahieu was 4 for 4 on Monday and 3 for 3 with a walk Tuesday. He also walked in his final at-bat Sunday against Philadelphia.

LeMahieu's success this series raised his batting average to .343, second in the NL behind Nationals infielder Daniel Murphy at .348.

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