Simon Sharkey-Gotlieb 3h ago
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History has been made in The Land.
Jay Bruce‘s three-run homer in the first inning, which barely cleared the left-field wall, put the Indians in front for good. Edwin Encarnacion also singled home an important run in the opening frame.
Cleveland’s win moved it into a tie with the 1935 Chicago Cubs and 1880 Chicago White Stockings at 21 consecutive wins.
Those streaks are cited by some as the modern major-league record, though the 1916 New York Giants sandwiched a tie into a 26-game win streak – a feat that’s stirred up some debate about when the Indians will actually match the all-time major-league streak.
With the win, the Indians trimmed their magic number to clinch the AL Central to four, and moved three up on Houston for the best record in the Junior Circuit.