Tribe sets new AL record with 21st straight victory

Tribe sets new AL record with 21st straight victory

The Cleveland Indians powered their way into baseball history Wednesday afternoon, setting an American League record with their 21st consecutive victory, a 5-3 conquest of the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field.

Out at Progressive Field on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be finishing up their Major League Baseball series.

But regardless of whether the Indians tie the AL record for consecutive wins, the team is still set up well to be the last one standing in October.

Cleveland have manhandled their opponents since their run began, a stretch during which every other AL team has lost at least eight games.

Cleveland opens four-game series on Thursday against Kansas City, which was outscored 20-0 on its three-day visit last month. I've had my own 27-game winning streak in the National Basketball Association before. "And we don't want to get anyone hurt or be the ones who cause it". No word yet from Major League Baseball if Boston and Tampa Bay will play at Tropicana Field on Friday night as scheduled - the Rays expect to host the three-game set, but it could be reconfigured to give them an extra day off to handle personal matters.

After a walk to Carlos Santana loaded the bases, with Yandy Diaz the batter, Farmer threw a fastball that catcher John Hicks missed.

"I think they're enjoying themselves", manager Terry Francona said as clubhouse music boomed in the background.

Detroit rifled through four pitchers. "They all look the same coming out of his hand, but they all move differently". It also put them in danger of trailing for just the fifth inning during said streak.

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"We got some good pitching".

"We haven't talked about it at all", Kluber told reporters. Clevinger recorded six strikeouts in 5.2 innings and gave up six hits for three runs total. Then, however, Buck Farmer's faltering command led up to this Jay Bruce three-run shot, which was held up on review ...

Lindor's third homer in the past four games was his 30th of the season. The club ranks 12th in fly ball rate (37.4 percent), with a 33.8 percent hard hit ball rate, proving it still doesn't rely exclusively on homers to produce runs.

You have to admit that there is something magical about the Indians 21-game rampage. But Cabrera grounded out on Kluber's 113th pitch of the night to end the game.

"Our guys are enjoying it, and they should", 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. The Tigers knocked Clevinger out of the game in the sixth inning, scoring two unearned runs. They tied the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the longest mark in the last 100 years.

"It's pretty insane to think just because you play so many games in so many days over such long stretches and stuff to go nearly three weeks without losing a game is not something that you ever really expect", the Cy Young candidate added.