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UPDATE: Michael Brantley stretches his hitting streak to 21 games

Cleveland Indians v Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 17: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians heads to the dugout after scoring against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on April 17, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: Brantley hit a double in the top of the 7th. The streak lives on.

2:30 PM: Things no one apart from Indians fans seemed to realize: Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has a 20-game hitting steak going. That’s tied for the longest in baseball this season and the longest Indian streak since Casey Blake hit in 26 straight in 2007. During that time Brantley is hitting .346 with 15 RBIs.

But as of this post going live, it’s in danger. The Indians are playing the Reds as we speak and, as of the bottom of the fifth, Brantley is 0 for 3. The ball is flying all over Great American Ballpark, though -- the Reds are leading the Tribe 9-3 and there have been 21 hits so far -- so there’s hope.