Updated: Cleveland Sets American League Record, Thanks to the Tigers

Update: Wednesday, 3:10 p.m. -- Well, the Cleveland Indians did it.

They set the record for most consecutive wins  -- 21 -- in the history of the American League, thanks to a relatively easy 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland.

The Tigers are 29.5 games out of first. 


Report From Tuesday Night

So late in the season, you probably thought the Tigers couldn't do anything meaningful. But noooo. You were wrong.

The listless team handed the Cleveland Indians a 2-0 victory Tuesday night, helping the tribe tie an American League record of 20 wins in a row. 

Cleveland's Corey Kluber threw a five-hitter for his fifth complete game of the season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. 

Matthew Boyd was the losing pitcher for the Tigers. He had a career-high 116 pitches and was done after five innings.

The Tigers are 28.5 games out of first. 



Read more:  Cleveland Plain Dealer

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