Despite trailing for first time in 12 days, Diamondbacks win franchise record 13th straight game

Another night, another win for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The D-Backs beat the Dodgers on Wednesday night (ARI 3, LAD 1), in the final regular season meeting between the two NL West rivals. Arizona won the season series 11-8 and won their final six games against the Dodgers.

Wednesday's win stretched Arizona's winning streak to a franchise record 13 games. They'd previously won 12 straight games in 2003. The 13-game winning streak is the second-longest winning streak in baseball this year, behind the Indians' ongoing 14-gamer.

Because winning for the 13th time in 13 games wasn't enough, the D-Backs did something else impressive Wednesday night as well. They actually trailed in a game. True story. They went into Wednesday's game having not trailed in 12 days -- since Aug. 25 -- a streak that spanned 98 innings. 

That streak came to an end in the first inning Wednesday when Cody Bellinger drove in a run with a ground out. Chris Taylor doubled earlier in the inning to set up that run.

Here are the longest consecutive inning stretches without trailing in MLB history:

  1. 2002 Athletics: 102 innings
  2. 1942 Yankees: 101 innings
  3. 2017 D-Backs: 98 innings

Arizona would've set the all-time record had they been able to get through the first five innings without trailing Wednesday. Alas, they fell behind 1-0 in the first inning. That 1-0 deficit did not last long, however. Not even a half-inning. Pitcher Taijuan Walker tied the game with an RBI double in the top of the second. 

Trailing for only one of your last 107 innings isn't bad, though. Neither is winning 13 games in a row. Arizona is still 10 1/2 games back in the NL West, but at least now they have a comfortable 9 1/2 game on a wild-card spot.

CBS Sports Writer

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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