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Dodgers have 90 wins, and it’s not even September yet

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One of three MLB teams to reach 90 wins by Aug. 25

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers have 90 wins, and we haven’t even reached September yet. That seems ridiculous to type, even after watching this team win an absurd amount of games over the last four months.

At 90-36, the Dodgers are one of just a dozen teams to reach 90 wins in 126 games since 1900, per STATS LLC, and the first since the 2001 Mariners, who were also 90-36 en route to a major league record-tying 116 wins.

The Dodgers are on pace to tie that record.

It is August 24, by the way, which puts the Dodgers in even more rare territory.

The Dodgers did reach 90 wins before September one other time. The 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers won their 90th game on Aug. 31.

Here are the 12 teams to win 90 times in their first 126 games. The first 11 combined for a cumulative .712 winning percentage on the season, a 115-win pace over a 162-game season.

MLB teams with 90 wins in first 126 games

Team Year Wins through 126 games Final record
Team Year Wins through 126 games Final record
Yankees 1998 94 114-48
Cubs 1906 94 116-36
Pirates 1902 93 103-36
Giants 1904 93 106-47
Cardinals 1944 92 105-49
Cubs 1907 91 107-45
Dodgers 2017 90 TBD
Giants 1905 90 105-48
Pirates 1909 90 110-42
Athletics 1931 90 107-45
Indians 1954 90 111-43
Mariners 2001 90 116-46
since 1900 Source: STATS LLC