The Cleveland Indians made history last night in Chicago, by winning 11-2 against the White Sox 11-2 and setting a new franchise record with their 15th consecutive win.
The Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox to nab the longest winning streak in the big leagues since the Oakland Athletics won 20 straight in 2002. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it’s just the fifth time in history that a team has gone undefeated on a trip of 11 or more games. The 1953 Yankees had a 14-0 trip. Now, the Indians sit 2 1/2 games behind the Houston Astros for the best record in the American League.
“We’re just having fun out there and competing,” Indians catcher Roberto Perez told MLB.com following Wednesday’s victory. “We’re not backing down, and it’s fun when guys are grinding out at-bats, getting on base and taking advantage of opportunities.”
“The winning streak is enjoyable and I think it’s gotten people’s attention, which gives me a chance to brag on our guys a little, which I love,” said Cleveland manager Terry Francona. “Other than that, we’ll go play tomorrow. The Orioles are already sitting back home waiting for us.”
Throughout their remarkable streak the Indians have outscored their opponents by 81 runs, putting up double-digit runs five times while shutting out the opposition four times.