Well, the title says it all.
The 2017 Cleveland Indians have officially cemented themselves in the history books by not only surpassing the 2002 “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics with 20 consecutive wins, but also by tying the 1935 Chicago Cubs with 21 consecutive wins.
Topping the A’s record was a big moment, because that let the Indians overcome the “modern day” consecutive win record, but by tying the 1935 Cubs, the Indians have guaranteed their record looks every bit as good as the original (if not more so, given the extra challenges in today’s game). With just one more victory, the 2017 Indians will be remembered for a very long time.
The final score in this one was 5-2, Cleveland over Detroit, and the game featured a good-enough performance from Indians starter Mike Clevinger (5.2 IP, 6H, 1ER, 2BB, 6K), as well as home runs from Jay Bruce and Roberto Perez.
The Indians are now 90-56 with a 2017 playoff magic number of just 4. They’ll try to set a new high-water mark against the Kansas City Royals tomorrow evening behind starter Josh Tomlin.
No pressure, dude.