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Thursday, August 18, 2011
An excuse to mention the 1994 Expos

By David Schoenfield

The Milwaukee Brewers had won 19 of their past 21 games entering Thursday's matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Clayton Kershaw shut down the Brewers with eight scoreless innings in a 5-1 victory. The Brewers failed to become the first National League team since the 1994 Montreal Expos to win 20 of 22, although five American League teams have done so since 2000:
As for the Expos, they went 20-2 from July 18 through Aug. 10, posting a 2.52 ERA with Pedro Martinez going 5-0. On Aug. 12, the players went on strike.