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Yusmeiro Petit, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, sets MLB record

Yusmeiro Petit retired 46 successive batters over a five-week streak. The 47th batter, Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles, ended the record-setting streak with a double.

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit throws against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Aug. 28, in San Francisco. Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the Giants defeated the Rockies 4-1 for their third straight win.

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Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit set a Major-League record for consecutive batters retired while pitching the San Francisco Giants to a victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Petit (4-3), who was promoted to the starting rotation earlier this week to fill the spot vacated by demoted right-hander Tim Lincecum, started his streak on July 22 and continued through six subsequent relief appearances.

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He set the record of 46 successive batters when he struck out Rockies second baseman Charlie Culberson on a curveball in the dirt for the second out of the third inning.

Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles, the next batter, then ended Petit's run when he doubled on a line drive to left field.

Mark Buehrle had the previous record of 45, set in 2009 when he was with the Chicago White Sox.


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