Andre Ethier, the hit machine, continues: Singles to extend hitting streak to 26 games
Andre Ethier kept his career-high hitting streak alive Saturday night, looping a single into left field in the fourth inning.
That makes 26 consecutive games Ethier has gotten a hit, moving him out of a four-way tie for the second-longest streak in Los Angeles Dodgers history. He previously was tied with Steve Sax (1986), Willie Davis (1971) and Paul Lo Duca (2003) for second at 25 games.
Davis also holds the franchise's all-time record with a 31-game hitting streak in 1969.
Ethier’s hit Saturday came off Padres right-hander Tim Stauffer. He later came home to score the game’s first run on a James Loney sacrifice fly.
Ethier’s streak is the longest in major league history for the month of April.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier follows through on a single against the Padres in the fourth inning Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times