Andre Ethier of the Dodgers extended his hitting streak to 30 games Friday night, with a first-inning line drive single to center field off Jon Niese of the Mets at Citi Field in New York. Ethier's streak is now just one game shy of tying the longest hitting streak in Dodgers' franchise history, set by Willie Davis, who hit in 31 straight games in 1969. Ethier's single was one of three straight hits for the Dodgers, who scored one run off Niese in the first inning.
Ethier hadn't played since Tuesday, as he was battling inflammation in his left elbow. Ethier was held out of the lineup at Dodger Stadium in the series finale with the Cubs. It was the first game missed this year by Ethier. During his 30-game hitting streak (through the first inning tonight anyway), Ethier is hitting .393/.460/.563 with 10 doubles and three home runs.
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