Indians win 20th in a row, match AL record for consecutive wins set by Moneyball A's
The Indians have a chance to boast baseball's longest winning streak of the last 50 years
The Indians' victory ties the 2002 Oakland Athletics for baseball's longest winning streak in the past 50 years. Previously, the Indians had established a new franchise record.
2017 Indians: 20 wins and counting
2002 Athletics: 20 wins
1977 Royals: 16 wins
2001 Mariners: 15 wins
2000 Braves: 15 wins
1991 Twins: 15 wins
Cleveland's win on Tuesday was due in large part to ace Corey Kluber. A legitimate Cy Young Award candidate, Kluber threw nine shutout innings, during which he struck out eight batters. He yielded just five hits, and did not permit a walk. Offensively, the Indians were led by shortstop Francisco Lindor, who homered for the 30th time this season. Second baseman Jose Ramirez also contributed two hits of his own.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Indians will complete their three-game series with the Tigers. Mike Clevinger is expected to face Buck Farmer. On paper, the Indians are well-positioned to win their 21st in a row.
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