Cain's RBI single extends postseason hitting streak

Drives in Royals' second run in third; one shy of Otis' club record

Cain's RBI single extends postseason hitting streak

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals struck early en route to their 5-0 victory in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Blue Jays on Friday night with a two-run third inning that included an RBI single from Lorenzo Cain, who extended his postseason hitting streak to 10 games.

That's the second-longest streak in Royals history behind Amos Otis, who hit in 11 consecutive postseason games between 1978-80. Manny Ramirez, Derek Jeter and Hank Bauer are tied for the longest postseason hitting streak at 17. 

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Cain's single to right with two outs off Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada plated leadoff man Alcides Escobar, who notched a run-scoring double to get the Royals on the board after Alex Gordon christened the frame with his own double.

Cain went 1-for-4 in the victory.

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