Will Indians extend streak to 23 games vs. Royals? MLB Predictions 9/15/17

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The Cleveland Indians look to follow up perhaps their most dramatic victory in a historic winning streak when they put the 22-game run on the line against the visiting Kansas City Royals on Friday.

They hit an MLB-high 41 home runs during the win streak, the most by any team during any win streak in Major League Baseball history, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The previous record of 21 straight victories was established by the 1935 Chicago Cubs, and the only other club to win 20 in a row was the Oakland Athletics in 2002. There's debate over whether the 1916 New York Giants, who won 26 straight games, should be considered the true record-holders.

"We're in uncharted territory, and that's an understatement", Bruce said.

At Zona Zealots, we would like to congratulate Francona, and the Cleveland Indians on the winning streak, and only hope the history continues for them!

After blowouts, shutouts, and oh-so-easy wins, the Indians, who tied it in the ninth on Francisco Lindor's two-out, two-strike RBI double, went into extras for the first time to keep the longest streak in 101 years intact. Edwin Encarnacion flied out to the base of the left field wall, far enough to allow Lindor to score the first run of the game.

Down to his last strike, Lindor sent Progressive Field into jubilation Thursday night when he ripped his double off the left field fence.

"I think our players wanted to show their appreciation", Indians manager Terry Francona said, per USA Today.

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On Friday night, the magical Cleveland Indians' #Winning Streak was halted by the #Kansas City Royals.

Bauer went 5 1/3 innings. Abraham Almonte, after a long run, attempted a sliding catch but missed.

TIGERS 3, WHITE SOX 2: Mikie Mahtook's game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth ended a six-game skid for Detroit.

ASTROS 5, MARINERS 2: Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis had two hits apiece and each drove in a run, and Houston cruised at home.

All good things must come to an end.

Miller is back on the 10- Day DL with knee tendinitis. There have been many firsts for the prospects called up as rosters expanded on September 1: first major league flight, first major league game, first major league hit.

Picking up tonight's win was Jason Vargas who is now 16-10. At the start of play Friday, the Royals were five games out of the second wild-card spot, with the Twins, Angels and Mariners all ahead of them. Royals 3B Mike Moustakas' next home run would be his 37th, which would be a Royals record, breaking the mark set by Steve Balboni in 1985.