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04/18/07 1:24 AM ET

Wright hits safely, extends streak to 24

Mets third baseman becomes third player to tie club record

PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright has all but dismissed his hitting streak at every turn, de-emphasized it and all but ignored it. And now he has extended it so that it matches the longest in the 45-season-plus history of the Mets.

When the Mets third baseman singled to left field in the second inning on Tuesday night, the streak reached 24 games and put Wright on equal footing with Mike Piazza and Hubie Brooks, who had respective streaks of 24 games in 1999 and 1984.

All-time longest Mets hitting streaks
David Wright24Sept. 17, 2006-April 17, 2007
Hubie Brooks24May 1-June 1, 1984
Mike Piazza24May 25-June 22, 1999
Cleon Jones23Aug. 25-Sept. 25, 1970
John Olerud23July 19-Aug. 9, 1998
Mike Vail23Aug. 22-Sept. 15, 1975
David Wright22Sept. 17, 2006-April 17, 2007
Mike Piazza21June 7-July 3, 2000

Through Tuesday, Wright was batting .340 in 94 at-bats during the streak. Piazza batted .353 in 102 at-bats in his streak, and Brooks .398 in 83 at-bats in his.

Piazza scored 18 runs, drove in 18 and had 18 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, in his streak. Brooks' streak produced five runs, 10 RBIs and six extra-base hits, two of them home runs.

Wright has scored 15 runs, nine RBIs, four doubles, two triples and two home runs (both last season) in his streak.

Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.