At 45, Werth 1 shy of franchise on-base record

At 45, Werth 1 shy of franchise on-base record

DENVER -- Jayson Werth drew a walk against Rockies starter Jon Gray in the third inning of the Nationals' 12-10 loss on Wednesday, marking his 45th consecutive game reaching base. Werth now owns sole possession of second place for the Nationals/Expos franchise record, trailing only Rusty Staub (46).

Werth also hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.

Werth's streak is the longest in the Majors this season and the longest since the Reds' Joey Votto reached base in 48 consecutive games last season.

Werth's sac fly

Werth is hitting .258/.379/.453 during the streak.

Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.