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White Sox break franchise record and lose 14 games in a row

White Sox break franchise record, losing 14 games in a row – originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

With a 7-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday, the White Sox finally ended their 14-game losing streak, a franchise record.

“It's just a really good feeling to break a series that everyone is talking about. Let's start something new,” said Pedro Grifol after the victory.

The South Side set the franchise record for most consecutive losses in a single season with a 14-2 loss to the Red Sox in the first game of the series on Thursday.

Garrett Crochet pitched his sixth win of the season. He pitched six innings and allowed just three hits, two walks and one earned run. Crochet struck out 10 batters, giving him 103 strikeouts this year, the second most in the league behind Tyler Glasnow (104 batters).

It's worth noting that this isn't technically the longest losing streak in White Sox history. Not a single season, but the 1967-68 White Sox lost 15 games between two seasons. The 1967 White Sox finished their season with five games lost, while the South Siders lost their first 10 games the next year.

But when it comes to losing streaks in a single season, it's the 2024 White Sox who have the edge.

The MLB record for most consecutive losses in a season is 23, set by the Phillies in 1961. The record for most consecutive losses in the American League is held by the Orioles, who lost 21 games in a row in 1988.

The White Sox can finally put this behind them and look for their next win.

“I'm really proud of these guys. It's been a tough few weeks,” Grifol said.

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