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Andrew Miller: Cleveland Indians reliever activated off DL

Andrew Miller: Cleveland Indians reliever activated off DL”

The #Cleveland Indians have accomplished history, as they won their 20th straight game on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. We asked our staff that very question. It's something that we haven't had to deal with and there's been no pulling the reins back on people or hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves. "I've given that zero thought".

Where this stands in the record books is something of a matter of a debate: thanks to Cleveland's streak, the Major League Baseball record for most consecutive wins has been under scrutiny lately.

Some parents kept their kids home from school and brought them to Progressive Field to see a once-in-a-lifetime event Cleveland residents may remember more than any solar eclipse.

Matt Clapp: This question is all about timing. The Indians trailed in the seventh inning or later for the first time since August 23. In fact, they've thrown seven shutouts over the streak.

Thursday's victory was the first walk-off win for the Indians in the streak, in which they have outscored their opponents 142-37.

Jose Ramirez led off the 10th with a hard hit into right-center off Brandon Maurer (2-2) that he turned into a double with a head-first slide. The only team with a better walk rate than the Indians' 9.8 percent over the full season is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 14 straight wins of last year's Indians pale in comparison to this season's record-breaking 21-game win streak. (By some measures they already have.) So how much should you weight recent results? Stories were written arguing why it was, maybe, possible for them to lose. The team is now 18.5-games back for the AL Central lead.

Day-of-game ticket sales are setting season records amid an overall spike in attendance.

Perhaps because the streak had reached 21, and thus was of legal drinking age, even Francona, an unwavering taskmaster of the one-game-at-a-time school, loosened his tongue Thursday, and for the first time allowed himself a moment of big-picture pride in what his team has done these past three weeks.

The streak ends at 22, which is the undisputed longest streak in American League history.

Cleveland's first World Series title since 1948 remains the only goal for a team built to win. "Anything like that, I think is terrific".

Like many enthusiastic Indians fans, U.S. Sen.

Even before the rally, Allen looked at his teammates in the bullpen and knew something special was about to happen. The modern major league record for hits in a nine-inning game is 31, by Milwaukee in 1992 and the New York Giants in 1901. And a team that's playing well now won't necessarily play well in October. This will be familiar for most of those players.

Unfortunately the momentum didn't carry over as the Cubs lost to the Tigers in six games in the 1935 World Series. "I'd like to go on a nice little run here before the end of season and build up some positive stuff before the playoffs". I'm going to play devil's advocate a little.

Jon Jay and Kyle Schwarber had two hits apiece as Chicago pounded out 14 hits, including a Jason Heyward homer, in easily overcoming 3-0 and 5-3 deficits. Well the same thing is coming for Mike Clevinger and Trevor Bauer.

"It's remarkable, but it shows you what a fickle game it is", Leyland said.

WASHINGTON - Tanner Roark won for the fourth time in five starts, and Adam Lind and Victor Robles each went 2-for-3 and scored twice as Washington salvaged the finale of a three-game series.



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