Rollins quickly extends hit streak to 27

Rollins quickly extends hit streak to 27

ATLANTA -- Jimmy Rollins didn't waste any time Thursday extending his hitting steak to 27.

The switch-hitting shortstop led off the matinee against the Braves with a single to right off Tim Hudson, passing Chuck Klein and taking over the distinction of having the second-longest streak in team history.

Klein had two 26-game hitting streaks in 1930.

Rollins has been especially hot during the past 13 games, hitting close to .500 with 10 doubles, two triples and a homer.

Rollins is now two games away from the longest streak in the Majors this season, a 29-gamer by Boston's Johnny Damon, and four away from Ed Delahanty, who holds the franchise record of 31, set in 1899.

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