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History In The Making! Cleveland Secures 19th Straight Victory

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History In The Making!

Cleveland Secures 19th Straight Victory

Possibly the most interesting team to follow all season long has captured their 19th straight victory. The Cleveland Indians seem completely untouchable. Starting pitching, eruptive offense, and a little bit of magic are just some of the reasons this team cannot be stopped. The team Chris Antonetti and Mike Chernoff have put together over the last few years has undoubtedly hit its peak. Fans have waited maybe longer than they anticipated to see massive prospects and huge signings pay off this year, but boy have they ever.

Statistical Analysis

The stats that go along with the 19 game win streak will make any baseball fan look twice. Starting with the offense, here are some stats over the last 19 games:

  • +100 Run Differential
  • 13 of the last 19 victories have been won by 4 runs or more
  • 132 Overall runs
  • 37 HR

Although numbers like that may have already convinced many why this is the best playing team in baseball at the moment, the true fascination lies within the tribe pitching. Stats over the last 19 games are shown below:

  • 1.84 Starting Rotation ERA
  • 121 Strikeouts between Starters
  • 32 Overall Runs Allowed
  • 6 Shutouts

Carrassco 19th Straight

Monday Night Recap

The victory that gave the Tribe 19 straight reassured everyone they aren’t running out of gas. Backed by solid pitching from Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland emerged with an 11-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. Carrasco went 6.0 innings giving up 7 hits, struck out 9, and allowed no ER. Salazar followed and came out of the bullpen with a 9-0 lead to get some work in after his worst start of the season back on September 5th. Salazar threw 2 innings only giving up 1 hit and earning a scoreless outing. McAllister came to close the door in the 9th and struck out 2 to seal the deal. The Indians offense took flight early as Cleveland jumped all over Detroit by scoring 5 runs in the 2nd. 3 of those 5 came from a bases clearing triple into right center by Francisco Lindor. The Tribe would go on the add 6 more runs throughout the night with RBI’s from Ramirez, Diaz, Guyer, and Gomez.

Indians Go For 20

Tuesday nights game will have the Tribe pushing to tie the 2000 Athletics for 20 consecutive wins. Cleveland will have Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber on the mound and the odds are definitely in their favor. The best team in the AL continues to further carve their names into the history books and with their magic number down to 6, the excitement in Cleveland is far from over.

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