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Alex Dickerson extends Padres' home run streak to 24 games

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With the Padres down 3-1 to the Blue Jays in the top of the sixth inning, Poway native Alex Dickerson took Toronto starter Marcus Stroman deep with two men on to give San Diego a 4-3 lead and extend the team's home run streak to 24 consecutive games. The home run was Dickerson's fifth of the year, and third in the past three games.

The 24 consecutive games with a homer is three games shy of the all-time record of 27 set by the 2002 Texas Rangers, and the longest since then; the streak is the longest in the National League since the 1998 Atlanta Braves went 25 games in a row, per the in-game graphic on FOX Sports San Diego. On a side note, any mention of the 1998 Atlanta Braves brings a smile to my face, as I think back to how they were supposed to crush the Padres in the NLCS that year, and did no such thing.

The Padres will have a chance to match that tomorrow in the finale of their three-game set in Toronto, and if the streak continues, can tie the record at home against the Reds on Saturday, and potentially break it on Sunday.