Major league roundup: Indians extend streak to 22 with extra-inning victory

The Indians Twitter account roasted the A's for a backfired tweet about their win streak

They extended their American League-record win streak to 22 games with a drama-filled effort Thursday night. In the tenth, Jose Ramirez started the rally by hustling to turn a single into a double and he scored the winning run when Bruce knocked one down the right-field line. With the Indians down, 2-1, Francisco Lindor was at the plate with two outs in the ninth inning, facing Kelvin Herrera.

The Cleveland Indians historic 21-game win streak has brought the team once again into the national spotlight, with even the most casual of baseball fans tuning in to see if they can keep the magic going.

The #Cleveland Indians make baseball history today by doing what no other team in the #American League (AL) has ever done as they continued their dominant and historical winning streak.

It was the first walk-off win by the Indians during their streak, in which they have outscored their opponents 142-37.

The Tribe loaded the bases in the eighth inning, but they didn't capitalize, as both Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana fouled out. "I don't think we got to do it at all previous year".

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With what took place on Thursday night here, now you're beginning to wonder if team is even real. "The experience for some of our young guys is incredible right now". It's just awesome, the idea that you add our two longest winning streaks together and that's nearly where the Indians are right now. St. Louis has won 11 of 14 and can catch Chicago with a sweep in the three-game series.

Only a decade later or so was the Browns chief strategy officer able to fully appreciate the magical, 20-game winning streak he experienced as an assistant general manager with the Oakland A's in 2002. They hadn't lost since August 23 and they wouldn't on Thursday night. Josh Tomlin gave up two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings. The Indians' +104 run differential over their last 21 games is better than what most playoff teams do over the course of an entire season.

With the combination of timely hitting, consistent starting pitching and the ace-in-the-hole named Andrew Miller they acquired at the trade deadline, the 2016 Indians easily had one of the most impressive seasons in franchise history.

Francona rode Miller in last year's postseason, using him for multiple innings as the Indians won their first pennant since 1997.



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