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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

I've seen some people in Boston saying John Farrell messed up Jackie Bradley Jr.'s hitting streak by moving him to leadoff for a night. That's ludicrous. Bradley crushed two fly balls that were caught at the fence. He also came very close to getting a fifth at-bat in the 9th precisely because he was batting leadoff. Jon Gray and some bad luck ended Bradley's streak; not John Farrell.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. reflects on his start with the Red Sox, when Jim Rice called his name on draft day in 2011.

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Bradley's streak ends in loss to Rockies (1:36)
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Let's remember JBJ's 29-game hit streak

Now that his hit streak has come to an end, check out Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting in 29 straight games.

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Bradley's hit streak comes to an end (0:23)
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Let's remember JBJ's 29-game streak (1:38)

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting streak ends but don't run away in fantasy. Two at-bats could have been homers. Hit ball hard. His emergence is real.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s hitting streak is done and in the books at 29 games. He went 0-for-4 against Colorado's Jon Gray and fell one short of tying Nomar Garciaparra and Tris Speaker for second place on the Red Sox career list at 30. Bradley was standing in the on-deck circle when Mookie Betts grounded out to end the game.

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Story homers over the Green Monster (0:28)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The longest hitting streak of the MLB season is in serious jeopardy. Jackie Bradley Jr. is 0-for-4 after an 8th inning groundout against Colorado's Jon Gray, and the Red Sox will need several men to reach base if he's going to get another shot in the 9th.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. crushes a Jon Gray pitch to dead center field, but Charlie Blackmon catches it at the fence about 400 feet from home plate. It takes luck to keep a hitting streak alive, and Bradley's hasn't been good tonight. Two long flyouts in his first three at-bats.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. grounds out on a soft comebacker to Jon Gray in his second at bat. Bradley has seen a total of four pitches in his first two plate appearances tonight. He got a curveball and a changeup in his second AB.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. flies out to right field warning track in his first at bat against Rockies Jon Gray. Put a good swing on it, but got under it just a tad.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. takes some pre-game swings at Fenway Park as he takes aim at 30 straight games hit safely.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr., riding a 29-game hitting streak, will bat leadoff for the Red Sox tonight against Colorado as manager John Farrell gives Mookie Betts a planned day off. Betts will return to the No. 1 spot and Bradley will move back down in the order when the Red Sox begin a three-game series Friday night in Toronto.

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