Lind Ties Brewers Record with RBI in 9 Straight Games

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJuly 6, 2015

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 5: Adam Lind #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 5, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Brewers defeated the Reds 6-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Adam Lind tied a franchise record with his RBI single in the fifth inning of Sunday's 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds, his ninth consecutive game with an RBI, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Lind later added a two-run home run in the seventh inning, bringing his nine-game totals to four homers, 15 RBI, eight runs and six walks. He has a .364 batting average, .450 on-base percentage and .758 slugging percentage during the streak, bringing his batting line to .298/.373/.518 for the season.

His nine-game streak notably includes an appearance off the bench, with the 31-year-old first baseman having drawn a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI walk in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on June 30.

Despite often sitting out of the lineup against left-handed pitchers, Lind is now on pace to finish the season with 27 homers, 98 RBI and 68 runs. Each of those marks would represent his highest total since his career year of 2009, when he had 35 homers, 114 RBI and 94 runs for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Although the Brewers are still far removed from the playoff race, Lind's recent mashing hasn't gone for naught, with his team winning each of the last eight games. The Brewers join the 1994 Oakland Athletics as the only teams in major league history to record eight-game winning streaks that started when they were 20 or more games under .500, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

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