CHICAGO -- The Cubs notched the first three-game win streak of the season on Sunday in their 102nd game of the year, with a 5-4, 10-inning win over the Astros. Only once in team history have the Cubs gone longer into a season without winning three in a row.
In 1966, they picked up their first three-game win streak from Aug. 4-6 in games Nos. 106-108. Six previous times that year, the Cubs won two straight only to lose the third.
The only other time the Cubs ended the month of July without a three-game win streak was in 1960. That year, the Cubs won three in a row for the first time from July 30-Aug. 2 in games Nos. 95-97.
"It took a while but we finally got it done," Byrd said Sunday.