Robinson Cano extended his hitting streak to a career-high 20 games when he singled up the middle off lefty Brett Cecil to lead off the second inning of Tuesday's Toronto Blue Jays-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium.
Cano has amassed 32 hits in 77 at-bats (.416), as well as six home runs, six doubles and 20 RBIs during the streak (stat includes his two at-bats vs. Toronto through 5-1/2 innings), which began at Citi Field on June 24 against the New York Mets.
"I've just been taking advantage of pitches right down the middle," Cano told Yahoo! Contributor Network last month. "Everything is clicking right now."
The Yankees, still leading Toronto by that very score going into their half of the sixth, are 13-6 since the start of Cano's team season-high 20-game hitting streak.
Additional notes on Cano's hitting streak: It's the longest active streak in the Majors ... longest by a Yankee since Derek Jeter's 19-gamer in 2007 (May 5-25) ... first 20-game streak by a Yankee since Jeter's in 2007 (April 8-May 3) ... and the longest by a Yankee whose main position is second base since Joe Gordon hit safely in 29 consecutive games in 1942 (May 13-June 14).
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