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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:22 PM

Cleveland Indians tie all-time MLB record with 21st straight win, matching 1935 Chicago Cubs

Source: The Washington Post




By Dave Sheinin September 13 at 3:16 PM

CLEVELAND ó The Streak, now 21 games old and growing, is a living, breathing thing, making history, claiming new victims, sucking in all the oxygen in baseball. By now, it very likely has its own Twitter feed. It is gazed upon with astonishment from all corners of the country and celebrated in all corners of Cleveland, save for a roughly 60-foot-by-60-foot square of lush, carpeted, cherrywood-paneled room in the bowels of Progressive Field where the Cleveland Indians make their home for 81 days each year.

With a 5-3 victory Wednesday afternoon over the Detroit Tigers, the Indians now have the longest winning streak in baseball in 82 years. Their 21st straight win pushed them past the 2002 Oakland Aís, who won 20 straight, and tied them with the 1935 for the longest in the sportís modern era (not counting the 26 straight wins, interrupted by a tie, of the 1916 New York Giants).

Win No. 21 came courtesy of 5 2/3 innings of effective pitching from Indians starter Mike Clevinger, 3 1/3 spotless innings from their superb bullpen and home runs from Jay Bruce and Roberto Perez. As closer Cody Allen collected the final outs, a crowd of 29,346, day-drunk on wins, roared its approval.

The last time the Indians lost a game, on Aug. 23, Hurricane Harvey was still churning off the Gulf of Mexico and was still two days from making landfall in Texas. The cover of Sports Illustrated on newsstands that week was asking whether the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team ever. Indians outfielder Greg Allen was still nine days away from making his big-league debut; nearly two weeks into his career, he has yet to know what it feels like to lose in the majors.

On Thursday, the Indians will host the Kansas City Royals with a chance to set the record at 22.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.


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Reply Cleveland Indians tie all-time MLB record with 21st straight win, matching 1935 Chicago Cubs (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 13 OP
Itchinjim Sep 13 #1
sarcasmo Sep 13 #6
yallerdawg Sep 13 #2
Lindsay Sep 13 #3
llmart Sep 13 #8
spiderpig Sep 13 #9
Brother Buzz Sep 13 #4
rurallib Sep 13 #5
Blue_Tires Sep 13 #7
BHDem53 Sep 14 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:27 PM

1. And look what happened to the 35 Cubs.

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Response to Itchinjim (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:03 PM

6. Right on Tigers. We suck this year, but won in 35, 45, 68 and 84.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:47 PM

2. There is nothing more wonderful in life than celebrating the achievement of excellence!

That is a record for the ages, regardless of what happens next!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:52 PM

3. I was one of those fans

at the old Cleveland Stadium when each fan pretty much had their own personal vendor. (On Wednesday afternoons it was Ladies' Day - 50 cents general admission. Those were most of the games I went to.)

I saw Tito Francona, the father of current manager Terry Francona, play.

This streak has been amazing - and a lot of fun.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:33 PM

8. Me too!

Loved Tito Francona and Rocky Colavito of course. Spent many a summer day at the old stadium with the wonderful breezes off Lake Erie.

Go Tribe!

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:13 PM

9. Me three!

And being back in the old American League, we got to boo Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Carl Yasztremski, Nelly Fox and Al Kaline on a regular basis.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:07 PM

4. And juxtaposition, the best team is baseball, the LA Dodgers (.641), ended a 11 game losing streak

They've lost 16 of their last 17 games, yet last night's win against the NL (West) division last place Giants clinched a playoff spot. Go figure.

I'll be rooting for Cleveland to make it to the World Series, but this is Dusty Baker's year....

Go Nationals!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:46 PM

5. Houston was the other big winner all season and now Cleveland

has passed them to be the top winner in the AL right now.

Good time to play your best.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:29 PM

7. Typical Cleveland... Blowing their wad early instead of saving something for the postseason

I know the Royals would love nothing better than to play spoiler

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:09 AM

10. I think they deflated the baseballs. Sad.

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