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The Houston Astros became the sixth team in MLB history with three straight 100-win seasons as Gerrit Cole recorded his 300th strikeout of the season. Quinton Martinez, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The day after the second half began, on July 13 in Kansas City, a few of the Detroit Tigers' players were sitting around doing math.

Just how many games had they lost this year? The last two years combined? The last three years?

The Tigers’ 4-1 loss to the Royals on July 12 was their 58th loss of the 2019 season, their 254th of the past three years.