Petit Sets Record In Giants Win Over Rockies – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit (yoos-MEHR'-oh peh-TEE'), a 29-year-old journeyman pitcher for San Francisco, is in the major league record books. Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 for their third straight win. Petit is 4-3 with the win.
Petit got the first eight Colorado hitters, establishing the mark by striking out Charlie Culberson. That broke Mark Buehrle's (BUR'-leez) record of 45 straight with the Chicago White Sox in 2009.
Petit's streak covered eight games, six of them in relief. He also surpassed Jim Barr's NL record of 41 in a row with the Giants in 1972.
Petit, a 29-year-old journeyman from Venezuela, fell one strike short of a perfect game against Arizona last September. Almost a year later, he carved out his own slice of baseball history.
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