KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- It's official. The W(hit) streak lives on.
With an RBI bunt single in the seventh inning, Whit Merrifield has extended his hit streak to 31-straight games and broke George Brett's 39-year old franchise record.
Before Merrifield's only hit of the game, the IF/OF had gone 0-3 against the Seattle Mariners as fans waited in suspense.
Merrifield's bunt also tied the game at 5, although the Royals went on to lose to the Seattle Mariners 6-5 after allowing a ninth inning homerun.
The streak runs through multiple seasons after Merrifield ended 2018 with a hit in the team's last 20 games, and began 2019 with a hit in all 11.
Now, Merrifield's streak is the longest in the American League since 1969.
The major league record is 56 games, set by Joe DiMaggio in 1941.