Rookie OF Magneuris Sierra sets Cardinals record with another base hit

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 02: St. Louis Cardinals Outfield Magneuris Sierra (43) hits for a single during the game between the St Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on June 2, 2017 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire)
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Cardinals outfielder Magneuris Sierra is off to quite the start in St. Louis. The rookie has officially set a new club record with at least one hit in his ninth consecutive game to begin a major league career.

Singling in the second inning against Pittsburgh Pirates starter Trevor Williams, the up-and-coming outfielder slapped the memorable base hit toward the left side of the infield. Now a perfect 1-for-1 on Sunday afternoon against the rival Pirates, Sierra also stole second base — his second swiped bag in 2017.

The 21-year-old got the start in right field for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny while batting eighth in the order.

Sierra is now batting .394 with three RBI and a .444 on-base percentage as a big leaguer. However, he has only managed to hit singles at this point in his St. Louis tenure. Nonetheless, the Dominican-born outfielder has a ton of upside, as he is currently ranked as the Cardinals’ No. 8 overall and No. 2 outfield prospect, according to MLB.com.

Entering play on Sunday afternoon against the Pirates, the Cardinals were sporting a nearly even 44-46 record. As a result of their up-and-down season thus far, St. Louis has remained in third place in the National League Central, behind only the first-place Milwaukee Brewers and defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.

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