Written by RJ Anderson at CBS Sports.com
The Cleveland Indians won their 20th consecutive game on Tuesday night, topping the Detroit Tigers by a 2-0 final (box score).
The Indians’ victory ties the 2002 Oakland Athletics for baseball’s longest winning streak in the past 50 years. Previously, the Indians had established a new franchise record.
- 2017 Indians: 20 wins and counting
- 2002 Athletics: 20 wins
- 1977 Royals: 16 wins
- 2001 Mariners: 15 wins
- 2000 Braves: 15 wins
- 1991 Twins: 15 wins
Cleveland’s win on Tuesday was due in large part to ace Corey Kluber. A legitimate Cy Young Award candidate, Kluber threw nine shutout innings, during which he struck out eight batters. He yielded just five hits, and did not permit a walk. Offensively, the Indians were led by shortstop Francisco Lindor, who homered for the 30th time this season. Second baseman Jose Ramirez also contributed two hits of his own.