Make it 17: Indians win 17th straight, beat Orioles 4-2

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 9: Bradley Zimmer #4 of the Cleveland Indians is safe at second on a stolen base as second baseman Jonathan Schoop #6 of the Baltimore Orioles tries to make the tag during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on September 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians earned their 17th straight win Saturday, topping the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 behind a pair of timely swings for Jay Bruce and Francisco Lindor.

Bruce’s fourth-inning single put the Indians ahead for good as Cleveland became just the second team in the expansion era — since 1961 — to win 17 straight in a season.

The crowd of 30,459 stood throughout the ninth inning as Cody Allen retired the heart of Baltimore’s order for his 25th save.

Cleveland’s franchise-record streak is the longest in the majors since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002.