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Los Angeles Dodgers Break 111-Year-Old Record Wednesday

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJuly 20, 2017

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 19: Corey Seager (C) of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted by after hitting a two-run homer against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning on July 19, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field  in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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After leading 1-0 in the first inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to win a rain-halted game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday.

With the win, the Dodgers have won 44 straight contests in which they have held a lead at any point during the game. The streak breaks a 111-year-old record of 43 straight games set by Chicago Cubs during the 1906 campaign, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

The Dodgers have been the hottest team in baseball for well over month. In fact, the club has lost a total of just four games since June 7, possessing a 31-4 record over that span. L.A. sat two games back of the Colorado Rockies following the club's three-game losing streak ending June 6th, but it now enjoys an 11-game advantage over the Rockies entering Thursday's action.

Despite having some time off due to the All-Star break, the Dodgers picked up right where they left off, winning each of their first six games after the hiatus. When added to the streak prior to the break, the club owns a league-best 11-game winning streak following Wednesday's win.

While the Dodgers are no slouches offensively, scoring the fourth-most runs in the majors, the team also excels on the mound. Through Wednesday's results, the Dodgers have allowed 36 fewer runs than any other team in the majors, possessing a 3.07 ERA collectively as a pitching staff.

The club will attempt to extend their historic streak Thursday evening when they open a four-game home series against the Atlanta Braves.

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