Yankees Win, But the Indians Still Made History

Nick Frigerio, Staff Writer

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The Cleveland Indians suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of the NY Yankees last night in the American League Divisional Series. However, let’s not forget why this is so shocking…

 

On Thursday, September 15, 2017 the Cleveland Indians extended their winning streak to 22 games. It was a hard fought game between Cleveland and Kansas City, but the Indians topped the Royals 3-2 in 10 strong innings. With the Indians winning 22 in a row, that tops the American League record, which the Cubs held the record before the Indians with 21 in a row in 1935.

The game against the Royals was the closest game during their streak. They were losing 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th inning when star shortstop Francisco Lindor came up to the plate. With a runner on second with 2 outs, and 2 strikes on him, Lindor then drove a line drive off the outfield wall. He scored the runner from second and he pulled into second base with a double, as the Indians fans were on their feet in excitement. Then stepping up to the plate was ex-Met Jay Bruce. He then came through with a walk off double driving in Lindor to capture the victory.

Even though the streak eventually ended, it is considered by many to be the greatest in MLB history. The Indians also are the first team to win 27/28 games since 1884, a record previously held by the Providence Grays. The Indians’ streak helped them clinch the number one seed in the playoffs for the American League and their division. So while they may have come up short against the Yankees, they still will hold a place in history.

 

* photo via Google Images under the Creative Commons license

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