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Jayson Werth has reached base in 40 consecutive games

Cleveland Indians v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 10: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates hitting a three run home run in the second inning during a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Nationals Park at on August 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a three-run home run, and three runs scored in Wednesday afternoon’s 7-4 win over the Indians. In doing so, Werth extended his on-base streak to 40 consecutive games.

As’s Alex Putterman notes, the Nationals’ club record is 43, set by Ryan Zimmerman back in 2009. The major league record is 84 games by Hall of Famer Ted Williams, set in 1949 with the Red Sox. The National League record is 60, held by the Pirates’ George Van Haltren who accomplished the feat in 1893.

Werth, 37, is hitting .253/.345/.439 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 426 plate appearances this season. He’s under contract with the Nationals for one more year at $21 million and can become a free agent after the 2017 season.

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