Sport: A Streak of Good Streaks

Of baseball's teams on a roll, Atlanta is the hottest

Casey Stengel, the New York Mets' first manager and "perfesser," once celebrated a two-game winning streak by donning a high silk hat and taking a carriage ride around Central Park. So streaks are relative. Which is more remarkable—that by the start of last weekend the Chicago White Sox had won eight games in a row or that the Baltimore Orioles had lost nine games in a row? That the Detroit Tigers took seven straight or that the Milwaukee Brewers dropped five straight? What's going...

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