The Red Sox 8-Runs Allowed Winning Streak

by Bill Chuck on September 7, 2013

The Red Sox have done more than beaten the Yankees the last two games, they have crushed their spirit.

More than that, they have teased them, toyed with them, and ended having the last laugh on them.

In Thursday night’s game they took a 7-2 lead before permitting a six-run 7th inning and then recovering with a two-out 9th inning run and then a 10th inning run to defeat the Yankees, 9-8.

Friday night, they went the opposite route. They spotted the Yankees an 8-3 lead before storming back with five in the 7th and four in the 8th to humiliate the New Yorkers, 12-8.

How many teams win two straight allowing at least eight runs in each game?

The Sox are just the third team this season

Rk Strk Start End Games W ▾ L IP H R ER HR Opp
1 BOS 2013-09-05 2013-09-06 2 2 0 19.0 17 16 16 1 NYY
2 CLE 2013-06-28 2013-06-28 2 2 0 18.0 26 18 17 3 CHW
3 OAK 2013-04-28 2013-04-29 2 2 0 29.0 30 16 16 4 BAL,LAA
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The 1999 Pirates

In 1999, the Pirates had an interesting streak in which they won three straight games in which they allowed eight+ runs. Then, just to prove they were lucky and not good, they allowed eight+ in two more games and lost them.

Date Opp Rslt IP H R ER HR
Aug 30 @ COL W,11-8 9.0 16 8 8 3
Aug 31 @ COL W,9-8 10.0 18 8 8 1
Sep 1 @ COL W,9-8 9.0 12 8 8 4
Sep 3 SFG L,2-12 9.0 10 12 11 3
Sep 4 SFG L,2-9 9.0 9 9 9 0
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Red Sox streaks of 8+ runs allowed in which they won at least two – since 1916

Rk Strk Start End Games W ▾ L IP H R ER HR Opp
1 BOS 1977-05-20 1977-05-22 3 2 1 27.0 42 34 32 9 MIL
2 BOS 1975-05-31 1975-06-02 3 2 1 27.0 38 26 25 5 MIN,CHW
3 BOS 1950-08-26 1950-08-28 3 2 1 27.0 40 31 25 1 DET,CLE
4 BOS 1946-06-29 1946-06-30 3 2 1 27.0 41 25 24 4 WSH
5 BOS 1940-07-02 1940-07-04 3 2 1 27.0 43 32 32 10 PHA,NYY
6 BOS 1938-08-03 1938-08-06 3 2 1 27.0 33 24 21 0 CLE,DET
7 BOS 1932-08-26 1932-08-28 3 2 1 27.0 43 28 21 3 CHW,CLE
8 BOS 2013-09-05 2013-09-06 2 2 0 19.0 17 16 16 1 NYY
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