NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Ethier has singled in the first inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the New York Mets, becoming the first major league player in two years with a 30-game hitting streak.
Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese fell behind 3-0 on Friday night, and Ethier lined the next pitch to center field. The previous player with a hitting streak of that length was Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman, who hit in 30 straight games from April 8 to May 12, 2009.
The 29-year-old Ethier was scratched from the starting lineup for the first time this season on Wednesday because of an inflamed left elbow. He was batting .387 during the streak.
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