Publicado: Mier, Setiembre 13, 2017
Deporte | By Armando Espinosa

Odd ball: Indians chase win streak record that includes tie

Odd ball: Indians chase win streak record that includes tie

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. Cleveland is two victories shy of the 2002 "Moneyball" Athletics for the longest streak since 1935, and it can get within striking distance with a win as Carlos Carrasco (14-6, 3.53) takes on Tigers rookie Myles Jaye (1-0, 0.00). "They're doing a really good job of that", Francona said after his team prevailed decisively in the opener of the three-game series against Detroit.

Jose Ramirez has gone from a potential utility man to a potential MVP (and a vicious Tiger-killer) in about an 18-month span.

"This is the record that I always wanted to see challenged", he said. Now, the Indians are chasing some serious, attention-grabbing baseball history.

Not everyone is aware of the peculiarity. "Now we focus on tomorrow". Hitting.273 with four home runs, 11 runs batted in and a.746 OPS, Gonzalez was a late-game replacement in the second game of Cleveland's most recent series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Nicholas Castellanos added two hits as the Tigers combined for seven total hits and a pair of walks to go with 11 strikeouts.

At this point, it hardly matters who's on the mound.

The defending AL champions aren't just rolling, they're steamrolling opponents, outscoring them 132-32 during a stretch that includes six shutouts.

But tied games were fairly common a century ago, when doubleheaders often were played in the late afternoon and there were no stadium lights.

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

In any event, Indians manager Terry Francona started pulling his starters out of the game in the sixth inning and things calmed down. In a season where other teams have displayed dominance, the Indians stand alone. "No offense to the Dodgers or Astros. Between their starting pitching, their bullpen, their athleticism, their lineup, they can get you from both sides of the plate".

How long will Cleveland's winning streak last?

Monday night's, No. 19, was one of the most seamless in the streak. He will begin a throwing program in the next few days, and Ausmus said Zimmerman will make a few more starts if there are no setbacks.

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