It’s crazy how it always seems to be the Oakland A’s that do this, isn’t it? A long winning streak seems to come once in a blue moon in Major League Baseball, and over the last couple of decades, the A’s have been the team to pull them off most often. On Saturday, they extended theirs to 13 games by taking down the Baltimore Orioles 7-2. They now have the longest winning streak in the majors since 2017 when the Indians won 22 in a row. It’s not just impressive that they have won 13 straight, though.
Rather, it has a lot to do with how they are doing it. They have outscored their opposition 83 to 36 in those 13 games, showing how well they can both pitch and hit. Matt Olson had two RBI hits in the opening two innings to help them jump out 4-0 on the road before Jed Lowrie all but clinched it in the top of the fourth with a three-run homer to effectively seal it up. It’s a far cry from the 0-6 start that they made to begin the season, and it just goes to speak that this is going to be a team to be dealt with, you’d think when it comes time for the postseason to get going.