CLEVELAND– Edwin Encarnacion and the Cleveland Indians won their 16th straight game, extending the best streak in franchise history by beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Friday night.
Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the first inning into some trees next to Heritage Park, the team’s hallowed area where past Cleveland stars and teams are immortalized.
These 2017 Indians are making a case for their inclusion.
Mike Clevinger (9-5) improved his chances to pitch in the postseason with six strong innings as AL Central leaders became just the third team in the expansion era — since 1961 — to win 16 straight in a season.
Cleveland’s string is the longest in the majors since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002.
He's a hustler, baby!
Lindor scampers home on a wild pitch — it's 5-0! pic.twitter.com/35UCDxX5px
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 9, 2017
When you've won 15 straight, Olympic Gold Medalists take notice.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 8, 2017