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Rangers' Choo Shin-soo extends on-base streak to 19 games in win

All Headlines 14:50 June 03, 2018

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- The Texas Rangers' South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo has stretched his season-high on-base streak to 19 games in a win.

Batting leadoff and playing in right field, Choo went 1-for-5 with a run scored in a 3-2 extra-inning victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California, on Saturday (local time).

Choo has now reached base in 19 consecutive games and has hit safely in 10 straight.

His career high for the on-base streak is 35 games, set across the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Choo is also six games shy of matching his longest hitting streak, also set in 2013 while with the Cincinnati Reds.

The 35-year-old is now batting .262 with nine homers and 24 RBIs in 57 games this year.

Choo got his only hit of the game in the first inning, singling up the middle against the Angels starter Garrett Richards.

He popped out to third in the fourth and reached on an error by third baseman Jefry Marte in the seventh. Choo moved to second on Richards' wild pitch, and came around to score following back-to-back groundouts.

He struck out swinging in the ninth and flied out to center in the 10th.

After batting just .219 with a .303 on-base percentage in April, Choo bounced back to hit .290 in May with a .418 on-base percentage, along with four home runs and 12 RBIs.

And during his 19-game on-base run that began on May 13, Choo is batting .314 (22-for-70) with four home runs, nine RBIs, 18 walks and a .455 on-base percentage.

In this Getty Images photo, Andrelton Simmons of the Los Angeles Angels (R) taps the ball on the helmet of Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers after a force out at second during the first inning of a major league regular season game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California, on June 2, 2018. (Yonhap)

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