"That part's very meaningful".
"I think they're enjoying themselves". In 12 games, the Rays won as much money for roll over bettors as the Indians did in 19 games. Alcides Escobar tied it in the top of the second with a solo home run to left-centre.
Fittingly, it was the first walk-off win of their entire streak. The Indians rallied from behind in this one to keep the streak alive!
Cleveland owner Paul Dolan, whose team opened this season with a franchise-record $124 million USA payroll, picked up the $3.7 million left on Jay Bruce's $13 million contract for 2017 on August 9 to acquire the slugging outfielder from the New York Mets to replace the injured Michael Brantley. "I've given that zero thought".
The hallmark of the Indians' streak had been nearly total dominance, which made their desperate rally in Thursday's game seem all the more impressive. They have been superior in every way possible.
In the first four innings Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin only threw 46 pitches. They have hit more home runs - 37 - than their pitchers have allowed runs - 32.
Several students believe the Dodgers are not the team who has recently gone on a 1-15 stretch, and that they will revert to their winnings way en route to winning their first championship since 1988.
All good things must come to an end.
The Chicago White Stockings, the forerunner of the Chicago Cubs, went 67-17 in 1880, a season that included a 21-game winning streak. Last years' World Series runner-up now owns the second-longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history, and Terry Francona's Indians are looking as good as ever. The issue is a pesky tie in the middle of the Giants' streak. "I've given that zero thought. Like, man I haven't talked to you in three weeks'".
With a shot at AL history, Clevinger took the mound with Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" blasting through the ballpark's sound system, and Cleveland's crowd came to rock - and witness history - on a mostly sunny day. The Tribe begins a a 4-game set with Kansas City at Progressive Field on Thursday seeking to continue their winning ways, one game at a time.
Even as they reach ridiculous heights, the Indians know the real fun comes next month, when they try to get this franchise its first World Series victory since 1948. Almonte scored two outs later when Lonnie Chisenhall flared a single into right. Oddsmakers made the Indians a -420 favorite earlier this week - a number you rarely ever see in baseball moneyline odds. The sport's "signal-to-noise" ratio is so low that even its most hallowed accomplishments, such as ideal and four-home-run games, can be achieved by players with relatively modest resumes.