Sports 20 straight! Cleveland closes in on MLB record for wins

15:39  13 september  2017
15:39  13 september  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

20 straight! Cleveland closes in on MLB record for wins

  20 straight! Cleveland closes in on MLB record for wins Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers 2-0 for 20th straight win, tying the American League record.As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland's star shortstop worked the room, exchanging high-fives with anyone he could find.

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The surging Indians are now 89-56, which is the best record in the AL, and they are closing in on the Dodgers for the best record in MLB . Now that you’re caught up on Cleveland ’s impressive streak, let’s take a look at the five coolest facts about their 20 -game winning streak.

Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians' clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level.

As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland's star shortstop worked the room, exchanging high-fives with anyone he could find.

It's almost unthinkable for a team to win 20 straight games.

Usually, that only happens in the movies.

"Moneyball" has its sequel.

Following a familiar script of scoring first, playing strong defense and riding dominant pitching, the Indians extended their winning streak to 20 and matched the AL mark held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Tuesday night.

How Indians’ 20-game streak stacks up in MLB history

  How Indians’ 20-game streak stacks up in MLB history Cleveland will set its sights on tying the 1935 Chicago Cubs for an MLB-record mark of 21 straight wins Wednesday afternoon against the Detroit Tigers. The 1916 New York Giants put together a 26-game unbeaten run, but that number includes a tie.#Indians look to set AL record with their 21st straight victory on Wednesday @ Noon ET on @Sportsnetpic.twitter.com/Dv3QZfgEmY— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) September 13, 2017 © image image Oakland’s famous win streak inspired the critically acclaimed 2011 film Moneyball but Cleveland’s stats from its current stretch are even better.

The Indians won their 20 th game in a row, tying the American League record . Cleveland Indians fans cheer for their team to win their 20 th straight game during the fourth inning in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, Sept. Closing in on their second consecutive AL Central title

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No signs of stopping

Cleveland's streak, which began Aug. 24 in Boston, is tied for the majors' second-longest in 82 years — and the Indians show no signs of stopping.

"It's special," Lindor said. "As a kid, you dream about playing in front of a lot of fans and the crowd goes nuts. That's what you want. This is for them. It's not for us."

Lindor homered leading off the first and Corey Kluber (16-4) strengthened his Cy Young Award case with a four-hitter as Cleveland joined the 2002 A's, 1935 Chicago Cubs (21) and 1916 New York Giants (26) as the only teams since 1900 to win at least 20 in a row.

"It's pretty crazy," Kluber said. "To go almost three weeks without losing a game is not something that you ever really expect."

The Progressive Field crowd of 24,654, riveted by each pitch as though it was October, stood and roared when Kluber sprinted to the mound for the ninth.

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  What marks would Indians set if they never lost again this season? What marks would Indians set if they never lost again this season?It's been a remarkable run for the Indians en route to this historic streak - one that's shown few signs of slowing down. While it's a guarantee that the Indians will eventually lose again, they've created some curiosity around what it would be like if they extended this streak through the rest of the regular season and into October.

Francisco Lindor homered leading off the first inning against Matthew Boyd (5-10), and Kluber sealed win No. 20 - and Cleveland 's seventh shutout This loss kept them from closing the gap on the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in baseball and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

12, 2017, in Cleveland . The Indians won their 20 th game in a row, tying the American League record . Cleveland Indians fans cheer for their team to win their 20 th straight game during the fourth inning in a baseball Closing in on their second consecutive AL Central title, the Indians figured to

Second baseman Jose Ramirez made a sensational diving stop in short right field to throw out Ian Kinsler for the second out, and after allowing a double to Alex Presley, Kluber sealed win No. 20 — and Cleveland's seventh shutout during the streak — by getting Miguel Cabrera on an easy grounder to third.

Fireworks exploded overhead and the Indians lined up single-file the same way they have for weeks to celebrate yet another win in this unlikely streak.

'Something special'

"For sure, it's something special," Lindor said. "It's going to be there forever."

Although they insist they're not focused on the streak, the Indians are playing as though they don't want it to end.

They're now within reach of the Giants' revered 101-year-old mark, which includes a tie that interrupted 12- and 14-game unbeaten runs. However, the Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistical custodian for Major League Baseball, has always regarded the Giants' stretch as the gold standard because tie games were replayed from the start back then.

How the Indians' 15th straight win sent $1.7M out the window

  How the Indians' 15th straight win sent $1.7M out the window A local windows company guaranteed all July sales would be free if the Indians went on a 15-game winning streak, which they just did.By stretching their current winning streak to 15 games, the Indians won customers of Universal Windows Direct rebates on window installation, siding, doors and other services sold in July, ESPN.com reported.

As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland ’s star shortstop worked the room, exchanging high-fives with anyone he could find. It’s almost unthinkable for a team to win 20 straight games.

The Cleveland Indians have won their 20 th straight game. CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. 3 hours ago. MLB Live Tracker: Indians go for 20 th consecutive win .

Cleveland can equal the Cubs' 21-game run Wednesday afternoon.

The Indians and A's, whose unexpected run to the postseason 15 years ago was re-told in the film starring Brad Pitt, don't have much in common besides their 20-game streaks.

Oakland was an overachieving squad loaded with pitching and a roster comprised of low-salaried players assembled by a front office that forced baseball to rethink how it evaluated talent. The Indians, on the other hand, have spent millions to get better, and have been expected to win — big.

Maybe not at this amazing rate, but after getting to Game 7 in 2016, Cleveland was a favorite to return to the World Series.

Closing in on their second consecutive AL Central title, the Indians figured to keep things going with Kluber on the mound, and the right-hander continued his own superb stretch.

20 straight! Cleveland closes in on MLB record for wins © Jason Miller/Getty Images 20 straight! Cleveland closes in on MLB record for wins

Kluber improved to 8-1 in his last nine starts and lowered his ERA to an AL-best 2.45 with his third shutout of the season and fifth complete game. He allowed a leadoff double in the first to Kinsler, but stranded him at third by striking out Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos to end the inning.

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  Indians become 3rd team since 1950 to record 18-game win streak Break up the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland did it again Sunday night, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 to run its win streak to 18 games. It's only the third time since 1950 that a team has recorded at least 18 victories in a row.Catcher Roberto Perez and shortstop Francisco Lindor launched back-to-back home runs off Orioles starter Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth inning to give the Indians a lead they would not relinquish. Cody Allen locked up the victory with a flawless ninth inning to earn his 26th save.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. “Moneyball” has its sequel. Following a familiar script of scoring first, playing strong defense and riding dominant pitching

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Downplaying the streak

Cabrera came in batting .434 against Kluber but went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

The Tigers have been beaten six times by the Indians during their streak.

"In a way, it doesn't surprise me," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of Cleveland's three-week dominance. "Because if any team could do it, it's them. They've got it all."

While understanding the fascination with his team's roll, Indians manager Terry Francona has been downplaying the streak so as not to make it a distraction. He chooses his words carefully whether he's talking to reporters, family or friends.

"I got one really good buddy, one of my best friends, but he's notoriously bad luck," Francona said. "Everybody kind of refers to him as like the gray cloud. He knows who he is and you talk about superstitions, I will not talk to him. He is a text only.

"Oh, yeah. He knows. It cost me one job, he's not getting in the way again."

LONGEST MLB WINNING STREAKS

  • 26 — 1916 New York Giants (1 tie)
  • 21 — 1935 Chicago Cubs
  • 20 — 2002 Oakland Athletics
  • 20 — 2017 Cleveland Indians
  • 19 — 1906 Chicago White Sox (1 tie)
  • 19 — 1947 New York Yankees
  • 18 — 1904 New York Giants

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