Indians Win AL Record 21st Straight against Tigers

By kaplanssportstory
Sep. 13, 2017

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The Cleveland Indians have felt no pressure during this ridiculous winning streak and they didn't feel it again either on Wednesday Afternoon against the Detroit Tigers at home. Cleveland defeated Detroit 5-3 and the Indians won their 21st straight game. It is an American League record and it broke the 2002 Oakland A's record at 20 wins in a row.

Cleveland is only five wins away until tying the 1916 New York Giants for most wins in a row. Jeimer Candelario hit an RBI double in the first inning for the Tigers. Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer in the first for the Indians.

Edwin Encarnacion hit an RBI single for the Indians in the third inning. Nicholas Castellanos hit an RBI double and Andrew Romine hit an RBI single for Detroit in the sixth inning.

Roberto Perez hit a solo homer for Cleveland in the seventh inning. Mike Clevinger picked up his 10th win of the season for the Indians. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 6 hits and 3 runs. Clevinger walked 2 batters and struck out 6.

Buck Farmer lost his 3rd game of the season for the Tigers. He pitched 4 innings and gave up 4 hits and 4 runs. He walked 3 batters and struck out 7. Cody Allen recorded his 27th save of the season for Cleveland. He pitched an inning and struck out a batter.

The Detroit Tigers will start a four-game set at home starting tomorrow against the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians will start a four-game set at home starting tomorrow against the Kansas City Royals.