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A-Breg reaches in 45th straight road game

Bregman singles to extend 2nd-longest streak in club history
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ANAHEIM -- Alex Bregman (A-Breg) extended his MLB-best road on-base streak to 45 games on Sunday, singling to load the bases for the Astros in what turned out to be a pivotal third inning in Houston's 3-1 victory over the Angels.

Facing Angels starter Felix Pena (La Befla) in his second plate appearance, Bregman knocked a line drive with a 106-mph exit velocity, according to Statcast™, to left field. He was brought home on a Marwin Gonzalez (MarGo) single that gave the Astros a 3-0 lead in the Players' Weekend finale.

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ANAHEIM -- Alex Bregman (A-Breg) extended his MLB-best road on-base streak to 45 games on Sunday, singling to load the bases for the Astros in what turned out to be a pivotal third inning in Houston's 3-1 victory over the Angels.

Facing Angels starter Felix Pena (La Befla) in his second plate appearance, Bregman knocked a line drive with a 106-mph exit velocity, according to Statcast™, to left field. He was brought home on a Marwin Gonzalez (MarGo) single that gave the Astros a 3-0 lead in the Players' Weekend finale.

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Bregman broke a three-way tie on Saturday for the second-longest such streak in franchise history, passing Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell's 1998 stretch and Altuve's run in 2016. The lone streak left to catch is Bagwell's 51-game streak from the 1998-99 seasons.

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Bregman also holds a 23-game overall on-base streak, going back to July 29.

"My biggest thing is when you hit in front of [Jose] Altuve and [Carlos] Correa and Yuli [Gurriel] and Marwin, you need to get on base in front of those guys," Bregman said Saturday. "Just trying to put good swings on balls, and that's pretty cool."

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It will be a while before Bregman gets another chance to chase Bagwell, as the Astros open a 10-game homestand in Houston on Monday. Their next road game will come on Sept. 7 against the Red Sox.

Jack Baer is a contributor to MLB.com based in Southern California.

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