BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. is more than halfway to Joe DiMaggio, and five games away from Dom DiMaggio.The Red Sox center fielder extended his hitting streak to 29 games with a fourth-inning single off Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis on Wednesday night, moving one step closer to history. Joe DiMaggio owns the major league record with a 56-game streak in 1941, while his brother Dom hit in 34 consecutive games for Boston in 1949. MORE: Rare photos

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of Joe DiMaggioBradley, who came around to score on a triple by Blake Swihart, was last held hitless on April 23 at Houston, when he went 0 for 4. Xander Bogaerts also extended his hitting streak to 18 games in the fourth inning, the longest streak ever by a player born in Aruba — extending Bogaerts’ own record.MORE: Greatest Red Sox players of all timeA chance for history of a different sort was cut short on Wednesday. Ryan Hanigan committed four passed balls in the first four innings as he caught Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright, but was removed for pinch hitter Christian Vazquez in the bottom of the fourth. The Red Sox announced Hanigan was removed due to illness.The modern major league record for passed balls in a game is six, set by Harry Vickers of the 1902 Reds and matched by Geno Petralli of the 1987 Rangers and Jerry Goff of the 1996 Astros.