Indians Win 19th Straight
(AP) — The Cleveland Indians are one away from tying the longest winning streak in American League history.
The Indians made it 19 consecutive wins as Francisco Lindor drove in four runs and Jose Ramirez added a two-run homer in an 11-0 dismantling of Detroit. Ramirez finished with three RBIs before leaving the game with a bruised left forearm.
Carlos Carrasco was sharp over six innings scattering seven hits while striking out nine.
Cleveland's winning streak is the longest in the majors since Oakland set the league mark with 20 in a row 15 years ago. The Indians haven't lost since Aug. 23 and have outscored their opponents 132-32 in the streak.
Most important, Cleveland's magic number to win the AL Central is down to six.