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Luke Scott snaps 0-for-41 hitless streak with home run

Tampa Bay Rays v Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 6: Luke Scott #30 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 6, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Luke Scott finally got a hit last night.

After striking out in his first two at-bats against the Indians, Scott connected for a two-run home run off Justin Masterson in the top of the fifth inning. The homer broke an 0-for-41 hitless streak which dated back to June 2.

Scott, who recently said that he would be driven to drink if he wasn’t a Christian man, expressed relief to’s Bill Chastian that the hitless streak is now behind him.

“Just take a 300-pound gorilla and pull it off my back. Just been a lot of weight. A lot of pressure. And I hope this is the start of getting back on track.”

Scott finished five at-bats shy of the major-league record for a position player, which was set when Eugenio Velez went hitless in 46 at-bats between the Giants and Dodgers from 2010 to 2011.