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Denard Span's hitting streak reached 28 games on Tuesday and he is now just two games shy of tying the Washington Nationals' record of 30. (Associated Press photo)
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Denard Span's hitting streak reached 28 games on Tuesday and he is now just two games shy of tying the Washington Nationals' record of 30. (Associated Press photo)

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