Denard Span extends hitting streak to 29 games
The longest hitting streak since Dan Uggla's 33-gamer in 2011 has been extended to 29 games.
The longest hitting streak since 2011 has been extended yet again. Nationals center fielder Denard Span collected a single to lead off the seventh inning -- his fourth at-bat of the game -- to extend his streak to 29 games.
During his streak, Span is hitting .374/.403/.496, with 46 hits in the 29 games. Prior to the streak, Span was hitting .258/.310/.353 with 117 hits in 114 games.
The modern-day record hitting streak is 56 games, achieved by Joe DiMaggio in 1941. The NL record is 44 (Pete Rose, 1978).
Span heads into Thursday looking for a knock against the Marlins looking to hit safely in his 30th straight game. It would mark the 56th time in baseball history a player ran his hitting streak to at least 30 games. The starting pitcher for the Marlins is Henderson Alvarez. In six career at-bats against Alvarez, Span has four hits (.667), including two doubles.
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