Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus singled in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Cleveland Indians, extending the second-longest hitting streak against one team (since 1900) in MLB history to 39 games, per the Texas Rangers' Twitter feed.
Andrus went hitless the following day, bringing his career-long streak to an end.
Andrus broke a second-place tie by overtaking New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who tallied hits in 38 straight games against the Baltimore Orioles as a member of the Boston Red Sox from April 17, 2009 through August 15, 2012.
Andrus is in his sixth MLB season dating back to 2009, all spent with the Rangers. Through Saturday, he had at least one base hit in all 39 of his games against the Indians. Even after Sunday's 0-for-4 performance, Andrus owns a lifetime .357 batting average and .429 on-base percentage against the Tribe—both bests for the shortstop against all American League opponents.
The Rangers are no stranger to hitting streaks against a single opponent, as they were previously on the wrong side of the record-setting mark. According to the Fox Sports 1 broadcast of Saturday's game, Vladimir Guerrero owns the record, having recorded a hit in 44 consecutive games against the Rangers from 2004 to 2006 while playing for the Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels.
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