How do you hit a baseball? Just ask Siri

Dragons outfielder Jose Siri. The Lake County Captains (Indians) defeated the Dragons 8-7 in 10 innings at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Thursday, June 22, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
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Dragons outfielder Jose Siri. The Lake County Captains (Indians) defeated the Dragons 8-7 in 10 innings at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field on Thursday, June 22, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Dayton Dragons outfielder Jose Siri extends hitting streak to team-record 29 games

The Dragons got back on the winning track Sunday, and not surprisingly Jose Siri was in the middle of their 6-1 win over the Burlington Bees with two triples that are worth talking about.

He’s still a ways away from Pete Rose territory, but that makes 29 straight games in which he’s had a hit to give him the longest hitting streak in Dayton history and the longest in minor league baseball this year.

Siri, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic whom the Reds signed as an international free agent late in 2012, is batting .291 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI. During his hitting streak, he has a .346 batting average with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs.

He had help Dayton forget about getting drubbed by Burlington in two prior games, as Tony Santillan pitched five innings of three-hit baseball.

Rose hit safety in 44 consecutive games for the Reds in 1978, a National League record.