Indians Tie 1935 Cubs' Streak Record With 21st Straight Win

Thursday, 14 Sep, 2017

The Indians, who have not lost since August 23 and own the AL's best record, can match the Chicago Cubs (1935) for the second-longest run in major league annals after blanking the Tigers for a second straight game.

The major league record is 26 straight wins by the New York Giants in 1916, though there was a tie during that streak as well.

Cleveland have outscored opponents by a score of 134-32 during their run, dominating teams in a fashion that does not rely on one or two standouts. Jeimer Candelario followed with a double off the left field wall, scoring Presley to give Detroit a 1-0 lead. It took the Royals 45 games to win 20 games, and it took the White Sox 62 games to win 20. "Tonight, we get to focus on it because we won".

It was the night of Game 7 of the 2007 American League Championship Series, and what would be one of the great nights in Terry Francona's baseball life by the time it was over.

Kluber (16-4) struck out eight and did not walk a batter.

"To me, full picture, they're the best team in baseball", manager Brad Ausmus said.

Bruce, the next hitter, took a close pitch for ball four. During the streak the Indians have seven shutouts. The right-hander moved into a tie with Boston's Chris Sale for the league lead in wins and has won nine straight decisions.

"We're playing the type of baseball we know we can play", Bauer said. And Edwin Encarnacion providing all of his danger and swagger in the middle of the order, 34 home runs and counting after a slow start. Then, however, Buck Farmer's faltering command led up to this Jay Bruce three-run shot, which was held up on review ...

Drew VerHagen relieved Hardy and struck out Yandy Diaz on three pitches for the second out.

The Indians answered back immediately in the bottom of the inning. Haniger hit his 12th home run. "People always ask me, 'What record would you like to see broken?' I've always been a team-oriented guy and I tell them I would like to see a consecutive winning streak". "That was a fun game to be a part of", Francona said.

Steve Hirdt, executive vice president at the Elias Sports Bureau, explained to Tom Withers of the Associated Press why the Giants' streak is still credited as being 26 straight wins instead of an unbeaten streak.

Clevinger is the Indians' No. 4 starter right now, but as of late he's pitching more like a No. 1.

"After I fouled one off, I said, 'I've already had a better at-bat than I have ever versus him in a game, '" Kipnis said. They have lost six straight meetings and have been shutout in three of them. It included nine double-headers and, an article in the Spring 2014 Baseball Research Journal notes, during the September 7-30 run, the Giants actually played 29½ games. Kershaw's line drive to left center eluded Giants left fielder Austin Slater and the Dodgers hurler was credited with a double.