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Andre Ethier doubles to extend career-high hitting streak to 25 games, tied for second-best in Dodgers history

April 29, 2011 |  9:01 pm

Photo: Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier drives in a run on a groundout in the first inning against the Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Kelvin Kuo / US Presswire And the hits just keep on coming.

For Andre Ethier, that is.

Ethier continued his career-high hitting streak in the fifth inning Friday night with a double off Padres left-hander Clayton Richard.

That pushed his hitting streak to 25 consecutive games, the best streak for the month of April in major league history and tied for second as the longest overall hitting streak for a Dodger.

Steve Sax (1986), Willie Davis (1971) and Paul Lo Duca (2003) also had 25-game hitting streaks. Davis holds the all-time club mark of 31, set in 1969.

Ethier is hitting .451 against right-handers, but was batting only .193 against left-handers before drilling his double down the right-field line.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier drives in a run on a groundout in the first inning against the Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Kelvin Kuo / US Presswire

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