The A's not only lost tonight, they were shut out by by Brad Radke. Well, all good things yudda yudda. Here's where the A's fall in the all-time consecutive win list:
Team Consec. Ws W-L PCT POS GB Postseason
1916 New York Giants 26* 86-66 .566 4 7
1880 Chicago White Stockings (NL) 21 67-17 .800 1 +15 No WS
1935 Chicago Cubs 21 100-54 .649 1 +4 Lost WS
1884 Providence Grays (NL) 20 84-28 .750 1 +10.5 Won Temple Cup (WS)
1884 St. Louis Maroons (UA) 20 94-19 .832 1 +21 None (UA not involved in Temple Cup)
1906 A's 20 ?????
* = Plus one tie
The A's have now lost two games in the last 4 days to the Angels, who have an 8-game streak of their own and are only 2 games back. Yeah, we have a pennant race again.
By the way, Jayson Stark's article on whether or not the 1916 Giants qualify for the record given their tie game is academic. Baseball keeps the record including and excluding ties.