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Gattis extends hitting streak to 20 games with single

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WASHINGTON -- Evan Gattis extended Major League Baseball's longest current hitting streak to 20 games with a sixth-inning single off Doug Fister in Saturday night's game against the Nationals.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gattis' streak is the 16th in Atlanta history (since 1966) to consist of 20 games or more. The last Atlanta player to reach the mark was Dan Uggla on the way to recording a franchise-record 33-game hitting streak in 2011.

Gattis has batted .386 (32-for-83) with eight home runs and a 1.150 OPS during his hitting streak. Elias also noted Gattis stands as the first player since Jason Kendall in 2004 with the Pirates to produce a 20-game hitting streak while serving as the starting catcher during every game of the streak.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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