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Petit etches history, Giants tally 4-1 victory over Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yusmeiro Petit fell one strike short of a perfect game last September against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This time, he found a different way to etch his name into the record book. Petit retired the first eight hitters he faced in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, setting a Major League record with 46 consecutive outs. Petit's run stretched back over a month and spanned eight appearances. He broke Jim Barr's National League record of 41 consecutive outs in the second inning, and an inning later he surpassed Mark Buehrle's MLB mark of 45 straight. Petit didn't slow down after a double ended his run, finishing with nine strikeouts in six innings in his first ...

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