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Castro increases hitting streak to NL-best 13

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MILWAUKEE -- The hits keep coming for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who singled to center with two outs in the third inning Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the National League.

Castro now has eight hitting streaks of 10 or more games since the start of the 2011 season, tied with the Yankees' Robinson Cano for the most during that stretch.

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Since he made his big league debut on May 7, 2010, Castro has totaled 550 hits, the most in the NL in that span. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun was second, entering Sunday's game with 538 hits.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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