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Andre Ethier Extends Hitting Streak To 25 Games

With a double in the fifth inning Friday night, Dodgers' outfielder Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 25 games, extending his own MLB record for longest hitting streak in April. The single off Clayton Richard of the Padres tied Ethier with Willie Davis (1971), Steve Sax (1986), and Paul LoDuca (2003) for the second longest hitting streak by a Dodger since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.

All three of Davis, Sax, and LoDuca made the All-Star team during the season of their 25-game hitting streak. Buzz Boyle also had a 25-game hitting streak for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1934. Davis holds the all-time Dodgers franchise record with a 31-game hitting streak in 1969. During his streak, Ethier is hitting .400/.472/.600 with 13 extra-base hits and 16 RBI in 25 games. The Dodgers lead the Padres 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth.

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