NEW YORK -- David Wright's RBI streak ended Wednesday night, but his hitting streak certainly didn't.
The Mets' third baseman and captain finished 1-for-4 in an 8-5 loss to the A's, extending his hit streak to nine games. Wright is batting .400 (14-for-35) with seven extra-base hits in that time. Without an RBI, however, that run ended at a career-high seven games.
"The great ones, they get out of it," manager Terry Collins said Wednesday afternoon of Wright's slump. "They figure out a way, and he's figured out a way."
This hot stretch comes after a slump during which Wright's average plummeted 40 points into the .260s, but it comes at a good time. According to the latest ballot update released earlier this week, Wright trails Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez in All-Star fan voting by fewer than 20,000 votes.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.
Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less