Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 28 games to set Rockies record

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado just keeps rolling.

Arenado extended his MLB-best hitting streak to 28 games this evening with a single to center field in the third inning against Rangers starter Matt Harrison. In doing so, he set a new Rockies franchise record. The record was previously held by his teammate Michael Cuddyer, who hit in 27 consecutive games last season.

You can watch video of the hit here.

Arenado won a Gold Glove Award as a rookie last season, but he batted .262 with 10 home runs and a .706 OPS in 133 games. After his second-inning single tonight, the 23-year-old is hitting .326 with an .883 OPS this season. We’re watching the rise of a potential star here.

Joe DiMaggio had the longest hitting streak in major league history at 56 games in 1941. As impressive as Arenado’s streak has been, he’s just halfway home.

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