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Struggles vs. Tribe make unwanted history for Sox

Struggles vs. Tribe make unwanted history for Sox

Struggles vs. Tribe make unwanted history for Sox

CHICAGO -- The 7-2 loss to the Indians Wednesday night in Cleveland put the White Sox in rare and unwanted Major League Baseball company.

Cleveland became one of just five teams to claim 17 wins in a season against an opponent since the division era began in 1969. The White Sox dropped their last 14 this season to the Indians and finished at 2-17.

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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.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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