Ramirez extends season-opening streak to 17

Ramirez extends season-opening streak to 17

ARLINGTON -- Alexei Ramirez extended his franchise-record, season-opening hitting streak to 17 straight games during Friday's 12-0 loss to the Rangers.

Dating back to last season, Ramirez has hit in 21 straight games. Ramirez eclipsed Frank Thomas' mark of 15 straight games to open a season on Thursday against the Red Sox.

Ramirez lined a 0-1 pitch from Martin Perez into right field leading off the fifth for what would be his only hit of the night and just one of three for the White Sox. Ramirez is now hitting .379 for the season.

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