After blowouts, shutouts and oh-so-easy wins, the Indians, who tied it in the ninth on
Ramirez led off the 10th with a hard hit into right-center off
These Indians aren't stopping for anything.
Down to their last strike in the ninth, the Indians rallied to tie it at 2 off closer
As Lindor's ball caromed off the wall and rolled slowly across the grass in left field, 30,874 fans who have watched the Indians overpower teams for the last three weeks, soon saw the
The Indians entered the day tied with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest streak, and now only trail those `16 Giants, who won 26 in a row — all at home.
The Giants won 12 straight, played a 1-1 tie, and then won 14 in a row. But because the tied game was replayed from the start the next day, it didn't technically count and therefore didn't stop New York's streak.
Unlike many of Cleveland's game's over the past three weeks, this one required a little late-innings work by the Indians, who have outscored their opponents 142-37 during this unimaginable run.
With one out in the ninth, pinch-hitter
Cody Allen (3-6) worked the 10th and it wasn't routine as Brandon Moss led off with a shot to the wall that Naquin caught while pinned up to the bullpen fence.
On top of getting another win, the Indians also got top reliever
The All-Star came in to a rousing ovation in the seventh, and gave up a pair of bloop singles around a strikeout before getting an inning-ending double play.
It was his first appearance since Aug. 21, when Miller's knee tendinitis flared up during an appearance against Boston and he went on the DL for the second time. The left-hander will be brought back slowly by the Indians, who want to make sure he's ready when the games become more meaningful in October.
Indians manager Terry Francona has been guarded in making comments about the winning streak. He didn't want to make too much of it while his team makes another run at ending the Indians' 68-year World Series title drought.
However, before the game he revealed that his father, Tito, an outfielder for Cleveland in the 1960s, was excited, "and he doesn't get very excited very often, so I thought that was kind of cool."
Francona has also enjoyed seeing Indians fans react during a run they won't soon forget.
"You set out to win every game, that's the objective every time you show up," he said. "But I do think it's kind of cool, you hear Cleveland a lot. If people are walking around with their chest out a little bit, I'm glad, because I like it here and I like the people here. So I think that's maybe a byproduct of this. It's not going to help you in the standings, but it's good for Cleveland. Anything like that, I think it's terrific."