The Cleveland Indians are on an absolute tear right now and what they are doing is about to be historic should they win a couple more games.
The Indians have won 19 games in a row, NINETEEN! With two more wins, they will tie the record of consecutive wins in MLB set by the 1935 Chicago Cubs. (The 1916 New York Giants had a 26 game stretch of unbeaten baseball, but that includes a tie and there aren’t ties in baseball)
The streak was started on August 24th after a 13-6 win over the Boston Red Sox. The Indians have stretched their AL central lead to 13.5 games. This sort of pace is impressive in any sport, aside from football, pulling off a streak of this depth is impressive. Any team can win pretty much any night in baseball. A flukey bounce, a bad call, you need a lot to go your way, it’s like a no hitter. Impressive stuff by the Indians, let’s hope the reining AL champs cool off a little bit.