Last night was certainly one not to be forgotten in Cleveland.
Cleveland is now tied with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest winning streak of all time, trailing only the 26 in a row won by the 1916 New York Giants, whose streak included a tie in the middle.
Francona was asked whether he thought the Giants' run should be the record since it includes a tie.
With the All-Star game no longer deciding who has home field advantage in the World Series, the team with the best overall record merits that reward.
"The streak reflects the hard work of many, and all Cleveland sports fans will forever be grateful to the players, coaches, and staff both within the team and at the ballpark who have made this experience so much fun", Brown's letter said. Heck, they started the winning stretch against the Red Sox and sent potential Cy Young recipient Chris Sale packing after three innings.
Judging by September appearances, the Indians will plow through the season's final weeks and bring Cleveland its long-sought championship easily.
But it was also because before Thursday night, the Indians not only had not required walk-off heroics to win a game during the streak, but hadn't trailed at all after the sixth inning.
He has been on the DL three times since the start of August 2016, but in 29 starts over that span, he's 15-5 with a 2.93 ERA. We're trying to get the best record in baseball. They've thrown seven shutouts. Looking at Cleveland's starters and relievers together, they've tossed 199 innings of 1.58 ERA baseball. If he jumps ship to go play for the Lakers after next season, don't be surprised if you see the three-time NBA Champion wearing Dodger blue.
"Check those two off", closer Cody Allen said. "(Lindor) is a good hitter, and he laced it that way". While the Indians did not win in such dramatic fashion on Tuesday night, the streak itself boasts some incredible feats. The Cubs played Games 1-18 at home, their only road trip during the streak came right at the end when they played four in St Louis - the Cards breaking the streak (in extras!) in the finale of that set.
The Cubs are now clinging to two-and-a-half game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers and a three-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. Winning 22 games in a row will do that to you. Someone wins the World Series ever year.
Nearly 30,000 people attended the Cleveland Indians afternoon game on Wednesday, Sept. 13. He's part of a 2017 class that also includes former Detroit Pistons star Dennis Rodman, Fab Five member Jalen Rose, former Michigan State standout Andre Rison, former Michigan offensive lineman Jon Jansen, longtime Oakland University basketball coach Greg Kampe, former Michigan State baseball player and longtime National Football League official Dean Look, and author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom.