Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: Pedroia's Road Hit Streak reaches 28 games

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pedroia's Road Hit Streak reaches 28 games

August 10, 2008. CHICAGO, IL. With slightly more than seven weeks still remaining, it’s already been a special season for Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

Last night, Pedroia extended his road hitting streak to 28 games. With a hit this afternoon, Pedroia can tie Hall-of-Famer Tris Speaker, who holds the franchise record with a 29-game streak in 1913.

The hit last night meant that Pedroia now has the second-longest road hitting streak for a second baseman since 1956. He eclipsed Luis Castillo (27 games in 2002) last night and now trails only Cleveland’s Johnny Temple (33 games in 1961).
Meanwhile, Pedroia’s 10th homer of the season Friday night made him only the sixth Red Sox second baseman in the last 57 years to reach double figures in homers in a season.
The others: Felix Mantilla (twice), Mike Andrews (twice), Mark Bellhorn, Ted Lepcio, and Todd Walker.

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