Ethier extends hit streak to 22, ties April record

Ethier extends hit streak to 22, ties April record

Ethier extends hit streak to 22, ties April record
MIAMI -- Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 22 games Monday night, tying former manager Joe Torre's 40-year-old record for the longest April hitting streak in Major League history.

Ethier's first-inning, two-out single to left field came off Ricky Nolasco in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss to the Marlins. Torre's hitting streak came in 1971.

This is the longest hitting streak for a Dodger since Nomar Garciaparra also reached 22 games in 2006. The next longest Dodgers streak is Paul Lo Duca's 25 games in 2003.

Ethier went 1-for-3 with a walk Monday night. He is hitting .405 (34-for-84) during the streak.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.