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Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:17 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Ethier extends streak to 29

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Andre EthierAndre Ethier singled in the fourth inning of Cubs starter Ryan Dempster, extending his hitting streak to 29 games.

Ethier had grounded into a double play in his first at-bat, in the first inning.

With the signle past Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney into right, Ethier tied Zack Wheat for the second-longest hitting streak in Dodgers history. Wheat hit in 29 games in 1916. The team record is 31, set by Willie Davis in 1969.

Ethier will go for 30 tomorrow in a day game against Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano. Ethier is hitting .444/.500/.500 in his career against Zambrano, with eight hits in 18 at-bats, with one double and two walks.

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Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:46 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 12:42 am
 

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

Andre Ethier

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Dodgers' Andre Ethier has extended his hitting streak to 28 games -- halfway to Joe DiMaggio's record.

After being called out on strikes in the first and grounding out in the third inning against Cubs left-hander James Russell, Either stuck his bat out with two strikes for a little looper to short, which bounced off Starlin Castro's glove, scoring Jerry Sands from third.

It was clearly a hit, although with Castro's arm, a good play would have made it interesting. It was Ethier's only hit of the night, finishing 1 for 4, dropping his average to .374.

On the call, Vin Scully noted it's the fourth time Ethier has extended his streak on an infield single.

With it, he broke a tie for third for longest streak in Dodgers history with Duke Snider and Ducky Medwick. Zack Wheat hit in 29 straight games in 1916 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, while Willie Davis holds the franchise record with 31 games.

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