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Almanzar runs on-base streak to 16

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 26, 2012 12:38 AM

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Michael Almanzar of Single A Salem got hits in his first three at-bats Wednesday night, giving him a streak of reaching base 16 consecutive times. He then popped to second base.

The minor league record is unknown, but Ted Williams set the major league record when he reached 16 straight times in 1957.

The 21-year-old Almanzar was 12 for 12 with three walks and a hit by pitch in his streak. He has been in the organization since 2008 and until this season has largely been a disappointment, struggling offensively. He hit .199 with Greenville and Salem last season.

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