Ryan Braun runs hit streak to 20 games

NEW YORK -- Left fielder Ryan Braun wasted little time in making a bit of Brewers history against the Yankees on Thursday.

Braun's first-inning single extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the Majors, the longest of Braun's career and the sixth in club history of at least 20 games.

Five players in franchise history have cobbled together hitting streaks of at least 20 games, a list topped by Paul Molitor's club-record 39-game run in 1987. Dave May had a 24-game streak in '83, Cecil Cooper went 22 games in '80 and current Brewers right fielder Corey Hart has two such streaks, a 22-gamer in 2007 and a 20-game streak last season.

Braun also had a 10-game hitting streak earlier this season.

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