Baseball's longest 21st century hitting streaks

30 games – Ryan Zimmerman

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman spits on his hand during before batting in a game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, April 4, 2013, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-1.

2009 with the Washington Nationals

Lifetime batting average: .286

Streak occurred in: 5th year of his still-active, nine-year major league career

Streak snapped: May 13, when Zimmerman was 0-for-3 against the Giants. He was walked twice in the game, once intentionally, which proved a factor in Washington's win. In his final at-bat, he grounded into a force play.

Background: Zimmerman is the only American Leaguer among the players with hitting streaks of 30 or more games in this century ... He was born in 1984 in Washington, the city where he plays, and starred collegiately at the University of Virginia.

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