WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hitting streak to 29 games

Another day, another knock for Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. On Wednesday night, he pushed his hitting streak to 29 games thanks to a first-pitch line drive to left field in the fourth inning. Here's the video evidence:

Bradley Jr. is now more than halfway to Joe DiMaggio's all-time record -- 56, obviously, set some 75 years ago. Additionally, and more pressingly, Bradley Jr. is closing in on the far more attainable Red Sox franchise record:

Player Year Streak
Dom DiMaggio 1949 34
Tris Speaker
1912 30
Nomar Garciaparra 1997 30
Johnny Damon 2005 29
Jackie Bradley Jr.
2016 29

If Bradley Jr. wants to match the second-longest Red Sox hitting streak ever, he'll need a hit on Thursday. The Rockies are set to start right-hander Jon Gray in that game. Bradley Jr. has never faced Gray -- at this point, though, it's not as if that seems to matter one way or the other.

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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