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Danny Valencia ties Mariners record with a hit in nine consecutive plate appearances

Colorado Rockies v Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 31: Danny Valencia #26 of the Seattle Mariners hits a two-run double off of starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela #49 of the Colorado Rockies to score Nelson Cruz #23 of the Seattle Mariners and Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners during the second inning of a game at Safeco Field on May 31, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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Mariners first baseman Danny Valencia entered Sunday’s game against the Rays with a hit in each of his previous seven plate appearances. He went 4-for-4 on Saturday with four singles. On Friday, he walked, hit a three-run home run, doubled, and hit an RBI single.

Valencia made it to nine consecutive plate appearances with a hit, as he singled in his first two trips to the plate on Sunday. He tied the Mariners’ record, joining Raul Ibanez. Valencia couldn’t make it to double-digits as he popped out in his next attempt.

Valencia, 32, came into play Sunday batting a productive .276/.338/.431 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 201 plate appearances this season. The Mariners acquired him from the Athletics early in the offseason. It’s worked out well for the Mariners and for Valencia, who’s a free agent after the season.

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