Pablo Sandoval sets a Giants’ franchise record (since 1900) with a 19-game hitting streak to begin a season after singling in the fourth inning off Homer Bailey in Cincinnati.
With the single, Sandoval passes Johnny Rucker’s 18-game hitting streak (1945) with whom he was previously tied.
During the hitting streak, Sandoval is batting .331 with 3 home runs and 13 RBIs.
Sandoval owns a 22-game, career hitting streak that he accomplished last year.
Other notable Giants with lengthy, 16-game hitting streaks to begin the season are Alvin Dark (1954) and Willie Mays (1960).
Jack Clark owns the longest SF Giants hitting streak with a 26-game streak in 1978.
Edgar Renteria, playing with Atlanta in 2006, owns the Major League record to begin the season with a 23-game streak. Dave Martinez (Toronto Blue Jays) had a 21-game streak in 2000, Nate McClouth (Pittsburgh Pirates) went 19 games in 2008, and Alex Rodriguez (NYYankees) owns an 18-game streak accomplished in 2007.
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