Posted tagged ‘Win Streak’

Los Angeles Dodgers Set MLB Record With 13th Straight Home Win in 2009

May 7, 2009

The Los Angeles Dodgers broke the modern major league record for a home winning streak to start a season with their 13th straight victory last night, a 10-3 over the Washington Nationals.

From the Associated Press:

Joe Torre settled back into his chair in the cramped manager’s office at Dodger Stadium for his postgame interview when he was interrupted by his boss, there to offer a congratulatory handshake.

Torre grasped general manager Ned Colletti’s hand firmly and then gave him a carbon copy of the Dodgers’ lineup card as a gesture of appreciation.

“Streaks are fine, but we have more important things in mind,” Torre said. “Hopefully, it’s just a stepping stone on the way to something more important. The fact that we’re playing well takes precedence over anything else. The good part about this thing is that this is about winning games, which is what we try to do every day.”

Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman has a streak of his own. He extended his franchise-record hitting streak to 24 games with a single in the first inning.

Kerri Walsh, Misty May-Treanor’s Win Streak Ends

September 1, 2008

It’s true! Coming off their gold medal victory in Beijing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor lost for the first time in more than a year today, dropping a 21-19, 10-21, 25-23 decision to Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh at the AVP Crocs Cup Shootout.

Clive Rose / Getty Images

Credit: Clive Rose / Getty Images

From the Associated Press:

With the loss, the two-time Olympic champions’ winning streak ended at 112 matches and 19 titles. They last lost on Aug. 19, 2007, also to Branagh and Youngs.

The final took 1 hours, 45 minutes, making it the second longest women’s match in AVP history, missing the record by just a minute. May-Treanor and Walsh dropped to 10-2 in finals matches against Branagh and Youngs.

In the semifinals, May-Treanor and Walsh beat April Ross and Jen Boss 21-14, 23-21, and Youngs and Branagh edged Jenny Johnson Jordan and Annett Davis 20-22, 21-19, 15-11.