Bautista previously reached base in 37 straight games to start the season, which was already a club record. But he was also chasing Carlos Delgado's streak of most consecutive games on base (38), which was set in 1998.
The 37-game streak was the longest of its kind in the Major Leagues since Albert Pujols reached in 41 straight contests in 2008.
Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.