On September 5, 1979 — Just one defeat shy of the American League record, A’s starting pitcher Matt Keough snaps his eighteen-game consecutive losing streak, which includes four losses at the end of last season. The 24 year-old right-hander tosses a 6-1 complete-game victory over the Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum to avoid the dubious distinction.

 


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