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This Day in D.C. Baseball History – The Beginning of Decisive Winning Streak
August 8, 1933 – The Washington Senators (65-38) snapped a three game losing streak when they beat the New York Yankees (63-40) by a score of 5-1 at Yankee Stadium. The Senators victory gave the team a two game lead over the 2nd place Yankees in the American League standings. The victory over the Yankees will be the 1stwin of a 13 game winning streak for the Senators.
During the Senators 13 game win streak the team expanded their lead over the Yankees too 8.5 games before finally losing to the Detroit Tigers on August 22nd. The Yankees will not draw any closer than 6 games behind the Senators, as the team from Washington D.C. will go on to win a team record 99 games and the team’s last American League Pennant.
The Washington Senators will lose the 1933 World Series to the New York Giants 4 games to 1.