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Fifth-inning single gets Andre Ethier halfway to Joe DiMaggio

May 3, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

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Andre Ethier singled off the Cubs’ James Russell in the fifth inning of Monday’s game, extending his hitting streak to 28 games.

Ethier’s hit into the hole between short and third plated the Dodgers’ fifth run of the game and knocked Russell from the contest.  It came in his third at-bat of the night.

Ethier’s streak is the longest for a Dodger since Willie Davis hit in 31 straight in 1969.  He’s halfway to Joe DiMaggio’s major league-best 56-game streak achieved in 1941.

  1. Brian Murphy - May 3, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    He’s halfway, but only halfway.

  2. Jonny 5 - May 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    He’ll be lucky to get to 31. And there is very little hope he’ll get to Joe D’s #.

  3. aceshigh11 - May 3, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    It’s incredible that he’s “only” halfway to DiMaggio.

    A 28-game hitting streak is remarkable in its own right, but to realize that he basically needs to start over and complete a SECOND 28-game hitting streak to tie Joe D…

    …it’s just a mind-bogglingly awesome record that will almost certainly never be bested.

  4. pisano - May 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    No offense to Ethier, but it will never happen, make book on it.

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