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Andre Ethier hits 100th career home run, extends hitting streak to 17 games

April 20, 2011 | 10:42 pm

Ljzk3xnc Andre Ethier hit his 100th home run in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, sending a pitch by Cristhian Martinez into the visitor’s bullpen. Ethier became the 24th player in Dodgers history to hit 100 home runs for the team.

“It’s nice that I’ve done it all here in a Dodgers uniform,” he said. “It’s nice to be able to start hitting milestones being all in the same city, same team, same uniform.”

Ethier, who was 3 for 4 with a double, extended his hitting streak to a career-best 17 games.

The last Dodger to hit in as many consecutive games was Orlando Hudson, who had a 17-game streak from May 9 to 27 in 2009.

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier singles to score Jon Garland against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of their baseball game, Wednesday in L.A. The Dodgers won 6-1. Credit: Danny Moloshok / AP