Jackie Bradley, Jr. extends hitting streak to 24 games

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Update (9:14 PM EDT): Bradley made it 24 in a row with a second-inning solo home run off of Edinson Volquez in the second game of Wednesday’s double-header.

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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. extended his hitting streak to 23 games with a single to right field in the top of the ninth inning off of Wade Davis during Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Royals. It was not enough for the Red Sox to avoid a 3-2 loss, however.

According to Baseball Reference, Bradley’s hitting streak is the 21st of 23 games or longer in Red Sox history. Dom DiMaggio owns the longest streak in club history at 34 games between June 29 and August 7, 1949. The most recent streak of 23 or more games prior to Bradley’s by a Red Sox hitter was David Ortiz, who hit safely in 27 consecutive games between July 2, 2012 and May 7, 2013.

On the season, Bradley is hitting¬†.331/.381/.585 with 10 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 31 RBI, and 20 runs scored. It’s been quite a season thus far for the 26-year-old.