And on the 18th day, they lost.
The Dodgers’ latest and longest winning streak this season died Thursday, after a robust life span that included 11 victories, four sweeps and six off days.
The Atlanta Braves temporarily chilled baseball’s hottest team, scoring six runs in the first four innings and holding on for a 6-3 victory at Dodger Stadium.
“It’s a weird feeling,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
The Dodgers lost a game on any field for the first time since July 2 and lost a game on their field for the first time since June 26. They have now lost five — that’s right, five — of their last 36 games.
The crowd, so appreciative of the spectacular and...