Cleveland Indians win 20 straight!

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The win extends the Tribe's streak to 20 games, and pushes their record to 89-56. His best two years came in 2011 and 2012, and he won a second ring with the Giants in 2014.

Here's a transcript of our conversation ...

Sale's troubles began Aug. 1 when the Indians smacked him around for seven runs in five innings.

Beane: Cleveland's playing great.

"To me, they are the best team", he said.

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi showed that on Monday against Tampa Bay, summoning David Robertson, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman for the final 14 outs - more than half the game - to beat Tampa Bay. But clinging stubbornly to its presence on caps and uniforms, as the Indians have, or trying to justify it as anything other than a grim relic of intolerance means taking a stand on the wrong side of history. The Tigers are 0-7 in his last seven games and he has a 6.17 ERA since the All-Star break. The Tribe played flawless defense, scored another run on a wild pitch in the sixth and cruised. I'm not rooting against them or rooting for them. "We've got some young players that are going to play (Sunday)", Baker said. The Dodgers' odds were 11/5 at that time.

It's hard to have super strong opinions about a guy like Ryan Vogelsong, but something about this press release makes me feel good. "Every game is kind of a must-win at this point". They won one game 20 consecutive times. It's two smaller-market teams setting this record.

The Cleveland Indians look to stay the hottest team in the league, as they haven't lost a game since August 23. However, the Indians continue to win, and regardless of the prices we're getting, there's money to be made when a team wins games for nearly three weeks straight.

Zimmer, a former first-round pick, was in the lineup for all but four games of the streak before suffering a season-ending broken hand. I know what he's going through. I probably should be more personally invested. But he really had no choice. It always does, particularly in baseball.

Well, Hatte works for us, so maybe I'll give him a little hug afterwards. Their 19th win was much the same when Carlos Carrasco threw six scoreless innings in an 11-0 victory. "All we can say is, 'Go Tribe!'"

However, even as the excitement builds to a fever pitch, leave it to the liberal sports media to find a way to throw cold water on the fun. The Indians beat the White Sox, 5-4, in that game.

TK: What do you remember about the loss that ended the streak?

Photo The Indians' Jose Ramirez, the team's No. 1 sparkplug, after hitting a home run against Detroit on Monday night. And we were facing (Brad) Radke. And there still is a chance, Antonetti said, that Michael Brantley will get back in time to help for the playoffs.

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