Dodgers Take 107 Games to Record 1st Winning or Losing Streak of 4 Games

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Dodgers Take 107 Games to Record 1st Winning or Losing Streak of 4 Games
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According to Fox Sports South's broadcast of Tuesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, the 2014 Dodgers are the first team since the 1923 Detroit Tigers to go through the first 100 games of a season without winning or losing four consecutive games.

The Dodgers finally broke the streak Tuesday night, winning a fourth consecutive game in their 107th contest of the season.

After sweeping a three-game weekend road series against the archrival San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers defeated the Braves by a score of 8-4 in the first contest of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium.

Despite getting just 4.1 innings from starting pitcher Josh Beckett, the Dodgers rallied for an easy victory behind some strong work from the bullpen and big games from outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp. Puig registered four hits in five at-bats, while Kemp had three hits of his own, including a pair of two-run homers.

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez also got in on the fun, tallying three hits in five at-bats, with two doubles, two RBI and two runs.

Though the four-game streak was their first of the season, the Dodgers pieced together four separate three-game winning streaks in June alone. They've had eight three-game winning streaks this year and are now 1-7 in the fourth contest following such a run.

On the other side of things, the Dodgers have only had a pair of three-game losing streaks this year, with the first coming from May 7 through May 9 and the second from May 28 through May 30.

The Dodgers will have an excellent chance to extend their winning streak Wednesday, when Zack Greinke is slated to face Atlanta's Alex Wood. Looking further down the road, Thursday's series finale presents a prime matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Braves ace Julio Teheran.

Once they're done with Atlanta, the Dodgers will welcome the Chicago Cubs to town for a three-game set they could easily sweep.

Now three games ahead of the Giants for first place in the National League West, the Dodgers are primed to further extend their largest division lead of the season.

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