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Cabrera 9 hits in row, Schoop, Tigers win; Rays’ Franco hurt

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Derek Holland celebrates the final out with catcher Eric Haase...
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Derek Holland celebrates the final out with catcher Eric Haase (13) against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Paul Sancya | AP)
Published: Sep. 11, 2021 at 12:02 AM EDT
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DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera got his ninth straight hit before the string ended, Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4.

Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then left in the first inning with tightness in his right hamstring.

The 20-year-old Franco, who came up limping on Nelson Cruz’s double in the first inning, has the second longest on-base run in major league history - Frank Robinson set the record of 43 in 1956.

Cabrera singled in his first two at-bats, making him the first Tigers player to get nine straight hits since Walt Dropo’s major league record 12 straight in July 1952.

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9/10/2021 11:26:58 PM (GMT -4:00)