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Orioles’ Davis Extends Hit Streak

August 15, 1998

CLEVELAND (AP) _ Baltimore’s Eric Davis extended his hitting streak to 29 games, longest in the majors this season, with a single Friday night against Cleveland’s Charles Nagy.

Davis passed Anaheim’s Garret Anderson, who hit in 28 straight games from June 28-31. He led off the third with a single to right off Nagy. Baltimore loaded the bases and took a 7-1 lead on Chris Hoiles’ seventh career grand slam.

Davis struck out leading off the fourth and came out of the game with the Orioles leading 8-1. Trainer Richie Bancells said the team just wanted to rest Davis.

It is the longest streak in Orioles history, surpassing Rafael Palmeiro’s 24 games in 1994.

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