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Brantley extends hit streak to 13 with 2-run 1B

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CLEVELAND -- After striking out against Astros starter Charlie Morton in the first inning of the Tribe's 8-2 loss Thursday at Progressive Field, Michael Brantley had a different approach his next time up to keep his hit streak alive.

The Indians outfielder was able to send a two-run single up the middle during his second at-bat to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead in the third inning, extending his hitting streak to 13 games -- the longest active streak in the Majors.

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CLEVELAND -- After striking out against Astros starter Charlie Morton in the first inning of the Tribe's 8-2 loss Thursday at Progressive Field, Michael Brantley had a different approach his next time up to keep his hit streak alive.

The Indians outfielder was able to send a two-run single up the middle during his second at-bat to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead in the third inning, extending his hitting streak to 13 games -- the longest active streak in the Majors.

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Brantley's grounder, which scored Roberto Perez and Francisco Lindor, had just an 18 percent hit probability, according to Statcast™. Perez started the rally with a leadoff single, and Lindor hit his 17th double of the season with one out.

Brantley is hitting .357 with four homers, 15 RBIs and 14 runs scored during the hit streak. Brantley is tied for second in the American League in batting average at .335, trailing only Mookie Betts (.362).

Casey Harrison is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland.

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