The goal in Beat the Streak is to break baseball's toughest record: Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. Pick a player (or two) every day who you think will get a hit. Get a hit (or hits) and your streak continues. If not, you can start a new streak. Be the first to reach 57 straight hits and win $5.6 million.

Need a hand? Our beat reporters compete in their own league (just for fun, of course -- they're not legally eligible to beat you to the $5.6 million). They only pick players from the teams they cover, and we publish their picks daily. If their team is off, they won't make a pick and their streak will remain idle. Plus, some MLB Network personalities get in on the fun.

Beat the Streak, presented by Dunkin' Donuts, is free to play, so sign up at MLB.com/bts or on your mobile phone with the iPhone or Android app. Here's who the reporters are going with ...

PICKS FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:

MLB Network, Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo (@MadDogUnleashed):
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MLB Network, Bruce Schein (@BruceSchein):
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Angels, Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez):
Howie Kendrick

Astros, Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart):
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Athletics, Jane Lee (@JaneMLB):
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Braves, Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman):
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Brewers, Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy):
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Blue Jays, Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB):
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Cardinals, Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB):
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Cubs, Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat):
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Diamondbacks, Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB):
Paul Goldschmidt

Dodgers, Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick):
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Giants, Chris Haft (@sfgiantsbeat):
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Indians, Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian):
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Mariners, Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB):
Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales

Marlins, Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro):
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Mets, Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo):
Miguel Cabrera, Lucas Duda

Nationals, Bill Ladson (@washingnats):
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Orioles, Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli):
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Padres, Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres):
Seth Smith

Phillies, Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki):
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Pirates, Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer):
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Rays, Bill Chastain (@wwchastain):
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Rangers, TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger):
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Red Sox, Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne):
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Reds, Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon):
Brayan Pena, Todd Frazier

Rockies, Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb):
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Royals, Dick Kaegel (@KCKaegel):
Omar Infante

Tigers, Jason Beck (@beckjason):
Victor Martinez

Twins, Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger):
Brian Dozier

White Sox, Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin):
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Yankees, Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch):
Brett Gardner