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Ethier keeps it going, hitting streak reaches 24 consecutive games

April 27, 2011 | 10:55 am

Lkbno9nc 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