Cleveland Indians Set New AL Record with 21st Straight Win, Tie MLB Mark

Craig Millward
By Craig Millward | September 13, 2017 | 3:49 PM EDT

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Cleveland Indians the lead. ( Screenshot)

The Cleveland Indians set the American League record with their 21st straight win, defeating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. 

The Indians set the AL mark held previously by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. They have now tied the all-time Major League Baseball record held by the 1935 Chicago Cubs. 

The Indians streak began on Aug. 24 with a 13-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Since then the Indians have gone on to sweep the Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles, and the Tigers again. 

Cleveland will attempt to set a new Major League Baseball record on Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals.

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