Ethier runs hit streak to 28 games

Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 28 games Monday in

the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over the Cubs, putting him halfway toward the

record 56-game streak Joe DiMaggio had in 1941.

Ethier hit an RBI single in the hole that shortstop Starlin

Castro couldn’t make a play on with two out in the fifth inning

against Chicago Cubs left-hander James Russell, his fourth career

at-bat against the rookie.

The streak is the longest by a Dodgers player since Willie Davis

set a franchise record with a 31-game streak in 1969. Davis batted

.435 during that stretch (54 for 124) with one homer and 23

RBI.