Make it 20 wins in a row for the Cleveland Indians

The streak started on August 13 against the Toronto Blue Jays and ended September 6 with a shutout loss to the Minnesota Twins. That's nearly a month. Discounting streaks that included ties, the next-longest winning streak came from the 1935 Chicago Cubs, a classic team that included names like Charlie Root and Chuck Klein. The '16 Giants won 26 games in a row - sort of.

The Giants then won 14 more games in a row.

"I just said, 'Who would've thought.' And he said, 'Good luck, get another one and win a ring.' It was late", Bruce said. The Indians have seven shutouts on their win streak.

Another noteworthy factor is all 26 games in the streak were played at New York's Polo Grounds, the Giants' home field.

"Cleveland, who lost the decisive seventh game of last year's World Series in extra innings, have a comfortable lead atop the AL Central division and are a betting favourite to win it all this year". They were 100-44 in 1995 and 111-43 in 1954.

The Indians have trailed just four innings in the 21 games, have needed just three one-run victories, and have obliterated their opponents on both sides of the ball with a plus-104 differential - that's an average winning margin of 4.95 runs per game. "I was hoping I can help this team in the last run", Gonzalez said. "I understand what he was trying to do, I just would've preferred he swung the bat".

Their numbers make your eyes bulge.

Indians starting pitchers during the streak are 19-0 with a 1.67 ERA.

Cy Young during the streak: Mike Clevinger hadn't allowed a run in his three previous starts before giving up three on Wednesday. Or is it No. 5? The stadium was packed for an afternoon game, which is rare, and obviously the team had the pressure of continuing the streak. They beat them UP. Maulings. Muggings and Mayhem. They're hardly a brick wall, but should pose more of a formidable challenge than the rebuilding Tigers and White Sox.

Indians outfielder Jay Bruce said he exchanged text messages with former A's first baseman Scott Hatteberg on Tuesday night after Bruce's team tied Hatteberg's in the record books. They have hit more home runs as a team (40) than the pitching staff has allowed runs (35) during the streak. Everyone plays. Everyone contributes.

"It was a great feeling for them, not for us", Febles remembered.

"It doesn't matter who we put out there", Bruce said. "What consumes us is the daily kind of schedule and game we have to get ready for".

The Indians and A's, whose unexpected run to the post-season 15 years ago was re-told in the film starring Brad Pitt, don't have much in common besides their 20-game streaks.

That was that Indians team.

The Indians have been scoring at will even though they are missing some key pieces.

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