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Teams have remarkable runs of losses

Teams have remarkable runs of losses

With the exception of a pair of Sox, baseball's 2008 postseason features a bunch of teams looking to dig out of a deep, long collective hole.

Between them, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago's White Sox enter these playoffs having won 15 consecutive postseason games: the Red Sox beginning with ALCS Game 5 on their way to the 2007 World Series championship, and the White Sox reverting to Game 2 of the ALCS on their way to the 2005 title.

But among them, the six other teams in the field were on a collective losing streak of 23 consecutive postseason games -- until the curtain-raiser, Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia in the NL Division Series opener, had to end someone's rut.

Here is the breakdown of the half-dozen teams in search of October redemption:


Los Angeles Angels
Last postseason win: 3-2 at Chicago White Sox, Game 1 of the 2005 ALCS.
Postseason since: 0-7

Tampa Bay Rays
Last postseason win: Hasn't happened yet.


Los Angeles Dodgers
Last postseason win: 4-0 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Game 3 of the 2005 NLDS.
Postseason since: 0-4

Chicago Cubs
Last postseason win: 8-3 at Florida Marlins, Game 4 of the 2003 NLCS.
Postseason since: 0-6

Philadelphia Phillies
Last postseason win: 2-0 vs. Toronto Blue Jays, Game 5 of the 1993 World Series.
Postseason since: 0-4

Milwaukee Brewers
Last postseason win: 6-4 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Game 5 of the 1982 World Series.
Postseason since: 0-2

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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