Pujols extends hitting streak to 29 games

PHILADELPHIA -- Albert Pujols extended his hitting streak to
29 games -- the longest by a Cardinals' player in 44 years -- with a
single, double and triple in Friday
night's 7-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pujols' streak is the longest in the majors this season and the
longest for a St. Louis player since Ken Boyer's 29-game run in

The longest streak in Cardinals history is Rogers Hornsby's
33-game run in 1922.

Until Pujols' streak, the majors' longest hitting streaks this
season were 26 games by Kenny Lofton and Nomar Garciaparra.