Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Cleveland Indians win 19 straight; historic record on the horizon

Cleveland Indians win 19 straight; historic record on the horizon

There is fierce debate at the top of the list based on Major League Baseball including the 1916 New York Giants, despite their 26-game streak being interrupted by a tie. It was the 26th home run of his season, as he continues his bid to be an MVP finalist.

It's getting ahead of things to say the Indians will make the World Series - and the way they're playing now it looks silly to say the Dodgers will make it - but if they both do, know that Cleveland has closed 15 and a half games in the standings between them and 17 days and now stand four games behind for the best record in baseball which would, in turn, determine home field advantage in the World Series.

DeShields reached on a one-out bunt single in the second, when he was initially called out before a replay challenge overturned the call.

Cleveland have trailed in only four of 171 innings, scored first in 18 of 19 games and have hit 38 homers.

Yankees 5, Rays 1: In New York, in the start of a series moved from Florida to Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma, Todd Frazier capitalized on Trevor Plouffe's two-out error with a three-run homer in a five-run fourth inning that led New York over Tampa Bay. The third baseman had four RBIs, and DJ LeMahieu had three hits and an RBI. He finished a homer shy of the cycle.

Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning and drove in four runs in Colorado's 5-4 victory over Arizona.

David Johnson (wrist) expected to miss significant time, report says
Arians was referring to Johnson's rookie season, when David took over as starter when Chris Johnson went down with a knee injury. I would have taken him No. 1 in my league, but that's what happens when you end up with the No. 4 overall pick.

Mark Trumbo homered for the Orioles, who have lost five in a row, while the Blue Jays have won three straight. Carlos Carrasco continued the Indians' historic pace for starting pitchers, delivering six scoreless innings and striking out nine. Jose Ramirez hit a long two-run homer and drove in three.

Estrada (8-8) allowed four hits, no walks and two runs.

Yolmer Sanchez, Yoan Moncada and Abreu, the first three White Sox hitters, combined to go 9 for 16 with six runs and four RBIs. Haniger hit his 12th home run.

Regardless, the Indians have one of the five best winning streaks in history.

Brault (1-0), making his second start of the season, only allowed a fourth-inning walk to Ryan Braun and a fifth-inning leadoff single to Jesus Aguilar. Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte each hit two-run shots.

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