Like a broken record ... this Tribe team is a great one — Ingraham

With a record of 90-56 - since July 21 they are an outrageous 42-11 (.792), the best record in the majors - the Indians need only to win 10 of their last 16 games to reach 100 wins in a season for only the third time in franchise history.

With Wednesday's victory, Cleveland moved five wins closer to tying the big-league record set by the 1916 New York Giants, who went undefeated in 26 consecutive contests. Francisco Lindor hit a lead-off home run for the Indians in the bottom of the first and the Indians never trailed again.

The amazing Indians go for their 21st straight victory when right-hander Mike Clevinger, who hasn't allowed a run in his past three outings, faces the Detroit Tigers in a 12:10 p.m. start.

The Indians now have strung together 20 victories in a row, the latest a 2-0 defeat of the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Flip a coin, my friends, but I'll go with Kluber, since he's pitched three more innings than Carrasco and that shutout on Tuesday helped save the bullpen for Wednesday's record-setting win.

It's the single-most dominant stretch for a sustained-period in the entire history of baseball.

"It's the longest winning streak, it's the record for most consecutive wins, etc., because a tie game breaks neither a winning streak or losing streak for a team because it always gets replayed unless the season ends first", Hirdt said.

The Tigers have a few hitters of note.

"I have given that zero thought", said manager Terry Francona.

A thunderstorm moved in and play was suspended for weather - not darkness, as was often the case in those days since stadiums lacked lights - and the 13th game in the streak ended in a 1-1 tie. The '16 Giants won 26 games in a row - sort of.

And there comes the one main quarrel with the streak.

"This team was awesome before I got here", Bruce said.

James also refers to the team as the "WINdians", and jokingly expresses his desire to trademark and brand the nickname, including selling shirts with the name across the front. "I was about to say it's incredible, but I want to come back and do another video when y'all got like a 40-game winning streak, no pressure". Anyhow, it wouldn't be baseball without ancient nuances complicating the present.

As it turned out, Kluber struck out Miguel Cabrera (called third strike on a pitch outside the zone) and Nick Castellanos.

The Indians, however, haven't let that loss define them. Based on that, we've been content to call the Cubs' mark the record.

As for Leon, he didn't exactly cut it in the majors or the minors this year. To underscore the impressive length of that streak, the last time the Indians lost, the NFL was a week away from ending its preseason games.

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