All Amazing Things Must Come To an End

CLEVELAND — As you may know, the Cleveland Indians just went on a historic 22 game winning streak that struck the baseball world that was also the second longest winning streak in MLB history. The Indians record before the streak stood at 69-56 but they now sit firmly atop of the American League Central Division with a 93-57 record with 12 games left in the regular season.

Before this historic run that many never expected, the Indians were on the verge of not making it to the playoffs this year barely sliding along to be in a wildcard spot, just one short season after a trip to the World Series and devastating loss to the Chicago Cubs after being up 3-1 in the series. A major key player in this amazing run was Jose Ramirez, the eighth year player from the Dominican Republic. Before the run, Ramirez was 1 for 24 batting in the seven games prior to the streak. He went on to hit .423 with eight home runs, 11 doubles, and only three strikeouts in 78 plate appearances.

Pitching was definitely another key factor in this long winning streak. Their starting pitchers combined had a 1.77 ERA with Corey Kluber and Mike Clevinger leading the way with Mike only allowing one earned run in four starts. This pitching show shut down any teams chances of winning with fantastic pitching from the bullpen.

After picking off 22 straight wins, the Indians now hold the Vegas odds favorite to win the World Series and rightfully so. As we all know though, the MLB postseason can hold many surprises and thrills, especially in the World Series with your team up 3-1.

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