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- n. An uninterrupted sequence of wins.
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- n. a streak of wins
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Back in June, after sweeping a three-game set from the Yankees at Fenway Park to extend their winning streak to eight against the Pinstripes, the Sox were two games in front in the AL East and looking superior to the Bombers in every way: hitting, starting pitching, bullpen, speed, depth and, most notably, youth.
Behind the pitching of Bill Lee, Luis Tiant, and Mike Torrez, they swept the Orioles handily, stopping a seven-game winning streak by Jim Palmer.
Sunday's victory also preserved Wisconsin's home winning streak over unranked conference opponents under Ryan, which stands at 51-0-but just barely.
The Yankee winning streak would continue to eight games before Oakland pitcher Gio Gonzalez silenced their bats, hurling 6-2-3 innings of one-run, two-hit baseball in a 6-4 Athletic win.
Perhaps it was the way Jimmy Rollins announced the end of our nine-game winning streak by sending the first thing he saw from A.J. Burnett, the initial pitch of this three-game clash of interleague titans deep into the night, way over the right-field scoreboard.
Kerwin Dunham scored a career-high 14 points, and Jordan Eglseder added 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for the Panthers (17-2, 8-1), whose loss to Wichita State snapped the nation's second-longest winning streak at 15 games.