Merrifield extends hitting to 30 games, ties franchise mark set by George Brett

Whit hits first-inning triple against Mariners
Seattle Mariners v Kansas City Royals Whit Merrifield
Seattle Mariners v Kansas City Royals Whit Merrifield
Posted at 8:06 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 21:09:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He's looking good at 30.

On Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 30 games.

Merrifield wasted no time, too, roping a triple to the right-center field gap in the 1st inning.

It's not only a benchmark for baseball, but it also ties the Royals' franchise record for hitting streaks set by George Brett in 1980.

Merrifield is now tied for the 36th-longest hitting streak all-time in the majors. His streak began last September.

Merrifield will look to hold the record by himself Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium when the Royals play the Seattle Mariners at 7:15 p.m.