- Associated Press - Sunday, May 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ethier has extended his hitting streak to 27 games.

The Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star right fielder led off the seventh inning on Sunday against San Diego’s Dustin Moseley with a single up the first base line, off the glove of Brad Hawpe as he tried to backhand it behind the bag.

The streak is the longest by a Dodgers player since Willie Davis’ franchise-record 31-game stretch in 1969.

Ethier broke the major league record for the longest hitting streak in April and had 40 hits during the month, tying the franchise mark shared by Mike Piazza and Rafael Furcal.

Ethier is trying to become the eighth player since the turn of the century with a hitting streak of at least 30 games during one season.

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