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Strained Groin Lands Rockies SS Tulowitzki on DL

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Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies makes an acrobatic throw to first base to complete the double play to end the 10th inning as Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros slides into second during the 10th inning at Coors Field on May 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  The Rockies defeated the Astros 7-6 in 10 innings/ (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies makes an acrobatic throw to first base to complete the double play to end the 10th inning as Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros slides into second during the 10th inning at Coors Field on May 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 7-6 in 10 innings/ (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list because of a left groin strain.

Tulowitzki felt pain after running out of the batter’s box when he grounded out to second base during the Rockies’ six-run sixth inning against Houston on Wednesday. He left the game after that.

He underwent an MRI on Thursday and the team was awaiting the results.

The All-Star shortstop said after the game he had hoped to avoid going on the disabled list but the team decided to make the move before Thursday’s series finale against the Astros.

Tulowitzki, on a nine-game hitting streak, has 13 RBIs in Colorado’s last 11 games.

The Rockies activated infielder Chris Nelson from the 15-day DL to take Tulowitzki’s spot on the active roster.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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