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UPDATE: Michael Brantley stretches his hitting streak to 21 games

Jun 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

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UPDATE: Brantley hit a double in the top of the 7th. The streak lives on.

2:30 PM: Things no one apart from Indians fans seemed to realize: Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has a 20-game hitting steak going. That’s tied for the longest in baseball this season and the longest Indian streak since Casey Blake hit in 26 straight in 2007.  During that time Brantley is hitting .346 with 15 RBIs.

But as of this post going live, it’s in danger.  The Indians are playing the Reds as we speak and, as of the bottom of the fifth, Brantley is 0 for 3. The ball is flying all over Great American Ballpark, though — the Reds are leading the Tribe 9-3 and there have been 21 hits so far — so there’s hope.

  1. stabonerichard - Jun 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    A 7th inning two-bagger bumps the streak to 21! YES!!!!!!!!

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      I’m sorry, but whenever I see your username, I think of Growing Pains, and it makes me laugh.

  2. Kevin Gillman - Jun 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    The only good thing about this game. Let’s face it, the Reds have more pride in winning “The Ohio Cup” than the Indians do, and are usually more up to play them than the Indians do. Very disappointed in this series.

  3. danielcp0303 - Jun 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I need to slow down when I read headlines. Thought this said “Michael Brantley scratches his head 21 times”

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