The Indians have crossed the Edge of Seventeen (wins in a row)!
Guys, this is so much fun. It’s a winning streak that, literally, has only been beaten once in the past fifty years. There’s a reason the list of the longest winning streaks in MLB history is all pre-1960s: it was a different time, with fewer teams and less parity, among many other factors. Teams in the modern era just don’t have streaks like this. This should be one of those things that we fans look back on years from now as one of the highlights of our Indians fandom. This is baseball history being made. Let’s enjoy.
For win number 17, the Indians overcame a bad early omen, as the Orioles struck first, the first time the Indians didn’t score first in a game since before the streak began. But the “omen” didn’t drag them down, as the Indians rode a solo homer from Francisco Lindor, big hits from Jay Bruce and Giovanny Urshela, and a solid outing from Josh Tomlin to the 4-2 victory over Baltimore.
Highlight of the game: Francisco Lindor hitting a home run off of Darren O’Day in the seventh inning, then trotting the bases with a giant smile on his face, because no one is having more fun playing baseball, or more fun to watch playing baseball, than Francisco Lindor.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 9, 2017
On to number 18!