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We're going streaking! (Now with a lineup)

Stole that line — at least the first half of it — from the Brewers’ pregame media notes, which answered the question everyone was asking last night after the Brewers beat the Pirates for the 16th consecutive game: When was the last time one team beat another in 17 straight?

The answer is 1969-1970, when the Orioles cobbled together a 23-game winning streak against the Royals. That run started on May 10, 1969 and extended through an Orioles win on Aug. 2, 1970. It actually didn’t end until April 30 of the following season, when the Royals blew a save in the top of the ninth and then rallied in the bottom of the inning for a 5-4 win, when Paul Schaal, Gail Hopkins and Freddie Patek hit consecutive two-out singles off Baltimore’s Ted Abernathy, who was briefly a Milwaukee Braves Minor Leaguer a decade earlier.

Brewers PR impresario John Steinmiller just e-mailed a lineup from the clubhouse. Ryan Braun is in, Bill Hall is out and Rickie Weeks is back in the one-hole:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Craig Counsell  3B
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Mike Cameron  CF
Corey Hart  RF
J.J. Hardy  SS
Jason Kendall  C
Jeff Suppan  RHP