Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers



Afternoon ball fans......we're back on the MLB bike. Bit of a late start, I'm only just in from work. But, we're in Cleveland where the home town Indians are looking to continue a winning streak.

Not just any winning streak mind you. They equalled the American League record win streak last night, set by the 2002 "Moneyball" Oakland Athletics at 20 games. Yup, 20!!! T W E N T Y.

Tonight they go for 21. Which would be, of course, a new AL record, and would tie the 1935, that's 1935, Chicago Cubs who hold the "modern" record with 21 straight wins. *NY Giants fans will point out, as they do, that in 1916 they had a 27 game unbeaten run, but that included a tie.

So, where are we in the game? We're through two innings and so far so good for the Believeland crew. They lead 3-1

Detroit took the lead in the top of the first when a Jeimer Candelario double allowed Alex Presley to cross for the run. Jay Bruce homered (just) in the bottom of the first, scoring 3, to put Cleveland ahead. That needed a lengthy umpire review as the ball barely went far enough. The second inning was scoreless

One out in the third as Kinsler lines out off Clevinger

Alex Presley hits a line drive single into left. 1 on, 1 out. Before Clevinger gets his 5th K of the game, Miguel Cabrera the obliging victim

Nick Castellanos the new bat and he gets a chopper up the middle for a base hit. Runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs

Clevinger has only given up one run during this Indians win streak, the one scored today. Next up is Candelario, the man responsible,

Count is 2-1 in Candelario's favour.