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Ramos extends hitting streak to 17 games

Catcher now two shy of Rays record after fourth-inning single
MLB.com @wwchastain

BALTIMORE -- "The Buffalo" continues to roam.

Rays catcher Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to 17 games when he singled to right to lead off the fourth inning of Friday night's 9-4 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards.

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BALTIMORE -- "The Buffalo" continues to roam.

Rays catcher Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to 17 games when he singled to right to lead off the fourth inning of Friday night's 9-4 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards.

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Ramos currently has the longest active hitting streak in the Major Leagues, and he tied Minnesota's Brian Dozier for the longest streak in the Major Leagues this season.

Ramos' streak is the second-longest streak of his career. He hit in 19 consecutive games from April 24-May 19 in 2015, while with the Nationals.

Ramos' streak is now two games shy of tying the Rays' franchise record of 19, established by Jason Bartlett in 2009. But it is the longest streak for a catcher in team history.

Wednesday night's game against Atlanta marked the fourth time -- and second consecutive game -- that he kept his streak alive with a hit in his final at-bat of the game.

Ramos, who went 1-for-5 Friday night, is now hitting .308 for the season.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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