The Minnesota Twins dropped Game 1 of their Wild Card Series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, extending their playoff losing streak to 17 games.

The loss set a new North American postseason losing streak record, breaking a tie with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago lost 16 straight playoff games from 1975-79.

The second-longest postseason losing streak in baseball history belongs to the Boston Red Sox, who lost 13 straight from 1986-95.

According to Sarah Langs of, 27 of the other 29 MLB teams have won a postseason game since the Twins last won one.