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Xander Bogaerts extends hitting streak to 22 games

Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - MAY 22: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after he hit a single in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 22, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s hitting streak may be gone, but Xander Bogaerts’ is still alive and kicking. The Red Sox shortstop extended his streak to 22 games on Sunday afternoon against the Blue Jays, hitting a ground ball single to left field off of R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning.

Coming into Sunday’s action, Bogaerts’ .351 batting average was the best mark in the American League and bested only by the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy (.390) and Ben Zobrist (.354). Bogaerts’ 71 total hits marked the most in baseball entering Sunday as well.

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