Markakis keeps streaking (updated)

Nick Markakis' hitting streak has reached a career-high 18 games.

Markakis doubled off Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter with two outs in the bottom of the third inning to reduce their deficit to 4-1.

The run is unearned because Carpenter was charged with an error on a sharp ground ball by J.J. Hardy that deflected off the pitcher's foot and bounced to third base.

It sure looked like a hit to the rest of us, but so far it hasn't been changed.

Update: It's been changed. Credit Hardy with an infield hit, making the run earned.

Vladimir Guerrero led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single into center field.

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