The Colorado Rockies believe its offensive to win on Sundays.

Denver's hardball darlings became the first team in modern Major League Baseball history to lose 17 straight games on Sunday, after the St. Louis Cardinals beat them, 6-2.

In the early days of baseball, it was against blue laws to play games on Sunday. In 1902, Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati became the first cities to legalize games on the day of rest.

The Philadelphia Phillies of 1927, 1928 and 1960 held the old mark of 16 straight Sunday losses.

"It's mind-boggling," shortstop Troy Tulowitzki told the Denver Post.

Colorado won its first two games on Sunday this season, before the record losing streak. The Rockies only have double-digit losses on one other day of the week -- Fridays, with a 10-11 record.

"I wish I could make sense of it. I can't," first baseman Todd Helton said. "It's crazy."

The Rockies should be pleased its not the 1950s and '60s, when teams regularly scheduled doubleheaders on Sunday to increase attendance.

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