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