Unrelenting and unbeatable at the moment, the Cleveland Indians refuse to lose. I was about to say it's incredible, but I want to come back and do another video when ya'll got a 40-game winning streak.
"It's pretty special", he said on Wednesday.
As for the streak: in addition to the American League record, the 21st straight win ties the mark set by the 1935 Chicago Cubs which, until now, we've been referring to as the all-time record winning streak.
Starting in September, the Cleveland Indians have faced the Tigers seven times, accounting one-third of the win streak, and that is a Tigers team sans Justin Verlander (traded to Houston) and Justin Upton (traded to the Angels), while Michael Fulmer has been out due to injury.
The New York Giants were unbeaten in 26 games during the 1916 season, but there was a tie game sandwiched in the middle of the steak. "It's just really great seeing".
As I said after Tuesday's win, there is no sign of this team slowing down. They've notched some mind-blowing statistics during the streak.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is expected to rejoin the team today after a few extra days on paternity leave. The flaw in the record has perturbed some fans.
Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. He has yielded 10 hits during his three-start winning streak and has limited the Tigers to eight hits over 18 innings in the three matchups this season.
Alex Presley singled and was doubled home by Jeimer Candelario to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
This time, the Indians faced adversity, relative to the rest of their run.
With one out in the first inning, Alex Presley singled and went to second on a two-out walk drawn by Nick Castellanos.
"So commendable. Keep it going".
And perhaps more impressive: It's being done by a team easy to root for; one that doesn't even understand quite what is happening themselves.
"I feel like in the beginning of the season, everyone was kind of doubting (the Indians)", Sufka said. To claim that record, Cleveland will have to sweep the Kansas City Royals at home before taking two games from the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.
The Indians scored again in a wild third inning in which Detroit manager Brad Ausmus and catcher James McCann were both ejected. For now, the Indians can enjoy the winning streak as long as it lasts. McCann said something to home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott, and was immediately ejected.
The Indians tied the Oakland Athletics at 20 on Tuesday. Think about it. For three weeks, the Tribe has beaten teams by an average score of 7-2. As someone who sat blank-faced for 30 minutes after it ended inside Progressive Field last November, no one gets that more than I do. They're all on the disabled list.