Can't stop, won't stop: On the Indians' ridiculous streak

Excitement among Cleveland fans continues to build as the team attempts a 23rd straight victory at a sold-out Progressive Field on Friday night

Can't stop, won't stop: On the Indians' ridiculous streak

Bauer, the Indians' starter, had won nine straight decisions before Friday's game.

The Kansas City Royals got to Trevor Bauer, and their bullpen held the Indians scoreless for the final six innings en route to a 4-3 win Friday at Progressive Field.

The Indians got their first two runners of the game on base and a combination of a groundout and sacrifice fly pushed across shortstop Francisco Lindor, which gave the home team a 1-0 lead over the Royals after the first inning.

The Cleveland Indians' record-setting winning streak is over.

It was quite the ride, one that nobody really expected, but a great surprise for the city of Cleveland and the fan base.

Despite what Aisen said, the game was not meaningless, as the the Indians' record breaking streak has propelled them to the top of the American League standings and brought them very close to clinching their second consecutive AL Central crown. Regardless of where you come down on the issue, what ended on Friday night is one of the most impressive feats in baseball history. Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with 179 hits and 87 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Whit Merrifield have combined for 312 hits and 118 RBI. "We just play the game".

Can't stop, won't stop: On the Indians' ridiculous streak
Can't stop, won't stop: On the Indians' ridiculous streak

Kansas City got that run back in the second inning, when Escobar pounded a 2-2 pitch from Bauer over the left field wall for his fifth home run. Moustakas, who has been bothered by sore knee, has one home run in his past 24 games.

They surpassed the 21-game streak produced by the National League's Chicago Cubs in 1935.

ROCKIES 6, PADRES 1: Tyler Chatwood pitched into the sixth inning and drove in his first runs of the season, Nolan Arenado homered and Colorado won at home.

After Tomlin retired the side in order in the first inning, the Royals took a 1-0 lead in the second. After August trade acquisition Jay Bruce hit a walk-off single, Cleveland won their 22nd straight game, giving them the modern Major League Baseball winning-streak. "To be honest it was nearly amusing that when you think about this game; it was just some meaningless game against the Tigers".

Going into the game on September 15, through 72 home dates, the Indians had total attendance of 1,795,160 and per-game average of 24,933. Third-year student Joel Alder thinks they have a chance to make a run, however. Catcher Roberto Perez knocked in three runs and extended his hit streak to seven games. They outscored their opponents 69-14 in the first three innings during their win streak, outscoring their opponents by 2.5 runs in the first three innings, the best differential in the majors over that span.

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