CLEVELAND – August 23rd. That’s the last time the Cleveland Indians lost a baseball game. When they take the field on Wednesday at noon in their final game of the season against the Tigers, they will be in the midst of chasing history.
The history will be trying to break the AL record for consecutive wins, as Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the Tigers ties them with the Oakland A’s with an astounding 20 game win-streak, one that no one could have seen coming a mile away.
Tuesday it was the same old story – great starting pitching from the pitcher that likely is going to be your Cy Young Award Winner in Corey Kluber, a homer from Francisco Lindor to give them the early lead, and great relief pitching from the pen.
This truly is a team of destiny right now, and this is a win streak that you will someday be able to tell your grandkids about.
They will look for win 21 in a row on Wednesday, but for now let’s go through three takeaways from Tuesday’s latest conquest.