Goldschmidt extends hit streak to 26

Goldschmidt extends hit streak to 26

DENVER -- It took until his final at-bat, but D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt managed to extend his hitting streak to 26 games.

Dating back to Sept. 10 of last year, it is the longest active streak in the big leagues.

In Friday's 12-2 loss to the Rockies, Goldschmidt walked in his first at-bat before being retired in the fourth and sixth innings.

In the eighth against reliever Chad Bettis, Goldschmidt was able to leg out a single. The streak is the second longest in franchise history. Luis Gonzalez hit safely in 30 straight games in 1999.

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