Bradley's hitting streak over, Bogaerts' still alive
BOSTON (AP) Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox had his hitting streak ended at 29 games on Thursday night and teammate Xander Bogaerts took over the mantle of the longest current streak in the majors by keeping his alive at 19 games.
Bradley went 0 for 4 in the 8-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies after moving up to the leadoff spot for the first time this season. Thursday marked the first time this season any Red Sox player besides Mookie Betts, who had the night off, had led off a game.
Betts pinch hit in the ninth with Bradley on deck, but grounded out to end the game.
Bradley just missed a home run to right field in his first at-bat, and grounded out in his second plate appearance. He flied out to center in the fifth.
The Fenway Park crowd roared when he led off the eighth, but he swung at Carlos Estevez's first pitch and grounded out.
Bogaerts went 1 for 4.