The real "record" is 21 wins set by the 1880 Chicago White Stockings, who became the Cubs. McCotter provides the entire list:
21: Chicago White Stockings (Cubs), 1880.
18: Detroit Wolverines, 1886.
16: St. Louis Maroons, 1884.
14: Chicago White Stockings (Cubs), 1885.
12: New York Gothams (SF Giants), 1884.
12: Detroit Tigers, 1911.
12: Los Angeles Dodgers, 2009.
Meanwhile, Dodgers manager Joe Torre continued to downplay the significance of the streak in comparison to the wins themselves.
"It's not like we have nothing else to do and the next thing you know, we lose six in a row," he said. "For me, it's more about playing well. That takes precedence."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.