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Did José Miranda tie the record for hits in the Major Leagues?

The Puerto Rican player for the Minnesota Twins had 12 consecutive at-bats, connecting with a hit, in this year’s season of Major League Baseball.

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Jose Miranda #64 of the Minnesota Twins acknowledges fans after his at-bat against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning. Miranda tied an MLB record by recording a hit in 12 consecutive at-bats at Target Field on July 06, 2024, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

José Miranda has established his name in the Major League record books as he tied the streak for most consecutive at-bats with a hit by reaching 12 in the Minnesota Twins’ victory over the Houston Astros.

The players who achieved that mark were Johnny Kling in 1902 with the Chicago Cubs, Pinky Higgins in 1938 with the Boston Red Sox and Walt Dropo in 1952 with the Detroit Tigers.

Hunter Brown ended Miranda’s streak badly when he hit him on the left hand during the first inning. However, the Puerto Rican reached 11 at-bats with a hit when he had an RBI single in the second roll to score 4-0 in favor of Minnesota.

Miranda hit a powerful line drive to center field to equal the Major League record. The Puerto Rican reached base safely for the 13th time in a row, a record in Twins history.

The streak ended in the sixth inning when the Twins third baseman connected with Brown’s serpentine, but Chas McCormick caught the ball without any problem in the outfield.

José Miranda’s numbers with the Twins

This is Miranda’s best season with the Twins. The Puerto Rican player is in his third season with the Minnesota team and has his highest batting average so far, .324.

This year, he has played 71 games and projects to surpass the 2022 numbers in which he had 119 hits, 15 home runs, and 66 RBIs. He now has 77 hits, nine home runs, and 42 RBIs.