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Broadway just another stop for Ethier as he extends hitting streak to 30 games

May 6, 2011 |  4:36 pm

Andre-ethier_250 Guess the pressure of big, bad New York won’t be getting to Andre Ethier.

The Dodgers right fielder wasted no time in keeping his career-high hitting streak alive Friday night, lining a single in his first at-bat.

The hit gave Ethier a 30-game hitting streak, leaving him alone for second on the Dodgers’ all-time list and just one behind Willie Davis.

Davis set the franchise record with a 31-game hitting streak in 1969.

Ethier had not played in two days. He had taken Wednesday off because of a sore elbow and the Dodgers had an off day Thursday to travel to New York.

The layoff clearly did not negatively affect Ethier. He got ahead in the count 3-0 in the first inning against Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese and was allowed to swing.

Ethier, who had never faced Niese, laced a clean single to center.

He had been tied for second on the club list with Zack Wheat, who had a 29-game streak in 1916.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier waiting to bat against the Cubs earlier this week in Chicago. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images

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