Ethier keeps it going, hitting streak reaches 24 consecutive games
Another day, another hit. A broken record of a different ilk.
It’s the hitting streak of a lifetime for Andre Ethier, as he continued his torrid start Wednesday with a fourth-inning single that started a three-run rally for the Dodgers in Florida.
The single extended his career-high hitting streak to 24 games. It also extended his major-league record for a hitting streak in the month of April.
That’s also one better than the longest hitting streak in all of the 2010 season. Texas’ Josh Hamilton had a 23-game streak for the Rangers last June. The last hitting streak longer than 24 games was Victor Martinez, who had a 25-game streak in 2009 for the Indians.
Paul Lo Duca was the last Dodger to hit in 25 consecutive games back in 2003.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier singles in the fourth inning against the Florida Marlins during a baseball game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla., Wednesday. Credit: Jeffrey M. Boan / AP