Without a doubt the Cleveland Indians are on a role. The city of Cleveland has affectionately dubbed them the WINdians, and for good reason. They have now extended the American League record to 22 straight wins.
Last night they met up with the Kansas City Royals to attempt to keep the streak alive. Behind Francisco Lindor’s game tying double in the 9th inning they managed to come from behind and give themselves a chance at 22. Extra innings are enough to make any team nervous, but the Indians looked calm in their quest for the victory.
Jose Ramirez led off the 10th with a hard hit double into right-center then Edwin Encarnacion got to first base via a walk. Enter Jay Bruce, who took a 2-0 pitch into the right field corner allowing Ramirez to score for the 3-2 extra inning win.
The Indians are now chasing the 1916 Giants for the longest win streak in all of Major League Baseball, 26 will tie it and 27 will set the new record. They take the next step toward that record tonight behind the arm of Trevor Bauer (16-8) at Progressive Field where the Royals will start Jason Vargas (15-10).