Dating back to July 2, 2012, Ortiz has hit in 25 straight games. Prior to this season, Ortiz's longest career hitting streak was 19 games. That streak came in 2002, when he was with the Minnesota Twins.
Ortiz has also reached base in 33 straight games, another career high.
His magnificent start to the season has come despite a right Achilles injury that prevented him from playing in Spring Training.
Ortiz started his season on April 20.
"I've been a hitter my whole life," Ortiz said. "It's not like I'm doing anything new. Same routine -- I haven't changed anything."
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