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Rangers' Choo Shin-soo extends on-base streak to 42 games

All Headlines 07:58 July 02, 2018

SEOUL, July 2 (Yonhap) -- Texas Rangers' South Korean designated hitter Choo Shin-soo has now reached base in 42 consecutive games.

Choo extended his streak with a walk in his final plate appearance against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday (local time). He'd gone 0-for-4 prior to that free pass in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Rangers dropped the game 10-5.

Choo's on-base streak is the longest in the majors this year. He is now four shy of matching Julio Franco's 46-game run as the longest single-season on-base streak in the Rangers history. Will Clark holds the franchise record for the longest on-base streak at any point, with a 58-game run from the 1995 to 1996 seasons.

Choo is also at the halfway point of the major league record set by Ted Williams in 1949.

First as DH, Choo flied out to center field in the first inning. He lined out to center field again in the third inning and was called out on strikes in the fourth.

Choo lined out to center field in the sixth inning.

In his final plate appearance in the bottom eight, Choo worked the count to full against Xavier Cedeno before drawing a walk that kept his on-base streak alive.

While Choo kept his on-base streak going, his 12-game hitting streak came to an end. He's now batting .283 for the season.

Choo's on-base streak started May 13 against the Houston Astros. Since then, Choo has been batting .325 (52-for-160) with 10 home runs, 24 RBIs and 39 walks, with an on-base percentage of .460.

In this Getty Images photo, Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers takes a swing against the Chicago White Sox during the bottom of the first inning of a Major League Baseball regular season game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on July 1, 2018. (Yonhap)

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