Jorge Soler, Adam Duvall tied for longest active hitting streaks in National League

Braves' Jorge Soler swings for an RBI double in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Truist Park in Atlanta. (Ben Margot/AP)

Credit: Ben Margot

Credit: Ben Margot

Braves' Jorge Soler swings for an RBI double in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Truist Park in Atlanta. (Ben Margot/AP)

Braves sluggers Jorge Soler and Adam Duvall extended their career-best 11-game hitting streaks in Tuesday’s loss to the Rockies. Both have the longest active runs in the National League.

Soler extended his streak with a first-inning double. Duvall’s two-run homer in the eighth kept his run alive. It was Duvall’s 35th home run, setting a new career high, and gave him 101 RBIs. It’s the second time Duvall has collected 100 RBIs in a season (2016).

Soler, meanwhile, bested his previous longest streak of 10 games, which he achieved twice. He’s hit .300 (15-for-50) over his current run with seven extra-base hits (two homers) and six RBIs.

Only the Angels’ Jared Walsh has a longer active streak than the Braves’ two power hitters. Walsh, a Georgia product, is on a 12-game run.

BRAVES MAGIC NUMBER: Atlanta’s magic number to clinch the NL East dropped to 15 with the Phillies’ loss Tuesday. (The “magic number” formula is number of games remaining on the leading team’s schedule [19], add one [20], then subtract the number of games the first-place team leads by in loss column [-5].)

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