Nats Triple-A player Watson connects in 43 straight games
OTTAWA -- Brandon Watson extended his hitting streak to 43 games Sunday, breaking a 95-year-old International League record.
Watson hit a leadoff single off J.D. Durbin in the sixth and finished 1-for-5 in Clippers' 11-inning loss.
Jack Lelivelt set the IL record for the Rochester Hustlers in 1912.
"I've always been proud of myself, but it's a team game," Watson said Saturday after tying the record. "Individually, I feel I'm doing well, but, in the end, I want my team to do well, too. If I play well, then my team will do good."
Watson played 35 major league games in 2005 and '06, batting .176.
The Clippers are the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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