Freese extends hitting streak to 20 games, Carpenter doesn't
ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 30: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on May 30, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
(BaseballStL) -- David Freese extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a single in the second inning against the New York Mets on Tuesday.
Freese, who batted only .163 in April, registered two hits in the 8-2 win and inched his batting average closer to .300. The streak has raised his batting average from .209 to .287.
The hitting streak, which began on May 17, marks the longest in the majors this season.
Matt Carpenter failed to extend his hitting streak to 19 games after going 0-for-4 with a walk in the victory. The 18-game hitting streak was a career-long for Carpenter and raised his batting average from .290 to .332 prior to Tuesday.