Andre Ethier extends hit streak
But he wasn't done by a long shot. Ethier added a 10th inning home run that won it for the Dodgers 5-4. He finished 2 for 5 with the RBI and scored two runs.
"I'm just trying to do what the situation calls for," Ethier said.
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Ethier's streak is now tied with that of former Dodgers center fielder John Shelby in 1988 for the fifth-longest since the club moved to Los Angeles in 1958. The last Dodgers player to have a longer streak was Paul Lo Duca, who hit in 25 consecutive games in 2003.
Ethier broke the April mark of former Dodgers manager Joe Torre, who hit in 22 consecutive games for the St. Louis Cardinals on his way to winning the National League Most Valuable Player award in 1971.
Through that fourth-inning at-bat, Ethier was batting .411 (37 for 90) during the streak.
"I'm taking it all in," he said before Tuesday's game, according to MLB.com. "I'm not sitting there ignoring it. I just go out and execute and do whatever the task calls for. There aren't many chances in a major league career to do something like this. I've gotten to the point in my career I can enjoy and have fun with it."
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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