Jackie Bradley, Jr. extends hitting streak to 22 games

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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. stayed hot on Tuesday, extending his hitting streak to 22 games with an RBI double to put his team ahead 1-0 in the top of the second inning against the Royals.

Entering Tuesday’s action, Bradley was hitting .402/.443/.768 with six doubles, three triples, six home runs, 26 RBI, and 14 runs scored in his previous 21 games. Bradley’s bat was one big reason why the Red Sox scored 10-plus runs in four consecutive games between May 9-12 and scored 10 more on Sunday against the Astros.

The Red Sox came into Tuesday’s game leading the American League, averaging 6.03 runs per game. They’re first in batting average (.298), on-base percentage (.359), and slugging percentage (.489) as well.