Other matchups with one team claiming 17 wins include Texas over Houston this season (17-2), Atlanta over San Diego in 1974 (17-1), the Mets over the Pirates in 1986 (17-1) and the A's over the Mariners in 2006 (17-2). The White Sox were also 2-16 against the A's in 1970.
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