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Cleveland Indians Set New MLB Record of 22 Consecutive Wins

From Aug. 24 thru Sep. 13, the Cleveland Indians had dominated their opposition during their extraordinary 21-game winning streak.

On Sep. 14, the Kansas City Royals were one strike away from snapping that streak in Cleveland. But the Indians’ star young shortstop Francisco Lindor tied the game at 2-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The game would then enter extra innings. In the bottom of the tenth inning, Jay Bruce hit an RBI double of his own to bring home the Indians’ winning run and with a 3-2 victory, the team set the new Major League Baseball record of most consecutive wins sans ties with 22.

It was the Indians’ first walk-off win during their 22-game winning streak.

Although the 1916 New York Giants technically won 26 straight games, their thirteenth game concluded in a tie due to rain (and lack of daylight). That game was made up the next day which the Giants had won. They then won the following 13 games as well.

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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