Sports News: Dodgers Andre Ethier’s 30-Game Hit Streak Snapped

Justin Turner was the latest Mets role player to come through with a big hit. His long, pinch-hit single snapped an eighth-inning tie and the New York Mets stopped Andre Ethier’s hitting streak at 30 games Saturday night in a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ethier went 0-for-4 with a first-inning walk. His final chance for a hit came in the eighth, but he struck out swinging at a pitch well off the plate with a runner on first.

Ethier was more upset by his poor at-bat than the end of the streak.

“That last at-bat was a tough out, swinging at the chase pitch,” he said.

Ethier fell one game shy of the Dodgers record set by Willie Davis, who had a 31-game hitting streak in 1969.

The previous three major leaguers with 30-game hitting streaks also failed to reach 31: Ryan Zimmerman (2009), Moises Alou (2007) and Willy Taveras (2006). The last player to surpass 30 was Chase Utley (35) in 2006.