However, with a league like the NFL where each game carries significance, it seems more beneficial to finish strong as a strong start can be disregarded once the ninth game of the season comes around.
The clinching was finalized the previous day by an Indians win and Minnesota Twins loss. “I mean, it’s utterly incredible”.
“And to be able to still go out there and get the job done just kind of carried over I guess”.
Cleveland’s odds of winning the World Series now sits at 9-4, the Dodgers at 5-2, and the Astros at 5-1. KC responded with a solo homerun by Alex Gordon in the top of the third.
The Cleveland Indians will look to keep their momentum going after winning 24 of their last 25 games, including a 3-2 win in their series finale against Kansas City on Sunday. And apparently he didn’t bring the Indians bad luck on Thursday.
The winning streak may be over, but the winning isn’t.
Brandon Moss then lined a two-run single to center to make it 3-2, but Allen came in to get the third out. Raisel Iglesias allowed a run in 1 2/3 innings on Adam Frazier’s ninth-inning, two-out triple, before getting Jordan Luplow to line out to left field for his 27th save. Three walks in the following three innings produced nothing.
Albert Almora Jr. was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. The Indians knocked out the Twins, Royals, Tigers and White Sox.
“It was kind of deafening”.
“I say world series this year”, said one fan.
Thanks in part to their incredible 22-game win streak, the Indians have overtaken the Houston Astros and now have the AL’s best record.
The Prog showered the Indians with a grand ovation after it ended. The Red Sox magic number to reach the postseason dropped to seven.
“We’ve clinched the division, but I think we all realize there are things still to be done”, Kluber said. So, he knows the league and he understands situations more.
Astros 5, Mariners 2: Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis recorded multi-hit games, Charlie Morton delivered a quality start, and Houston inched closer to an American League West pennant with a victory over Seattle.
The Indians out-scored the opposition by 105 runs during the streak. It’s by no means the last game of the year or anything like that, it’s just been pretty incredible how they’ve reacted and we just wanted to show our appreciation because we don’t take it for granted. Umpire crew chief Bill Miller told Indians manager Terry Francona and Clevinger that the pitcher had to switch out the glove after the first inning. The Halos are 6-10 against the Astros this season.
The importance of winning streaks this close to the postseason is that a team like the Indians can pull away from the other teams in their division, or even the conference, and potentially win home-field advantage.
Lindor’s consistency has outlasted the streak: On Saturday, he extended his streak of games with at least one extra-base hit to 10 games. The dominance exhibited by this team is absolutely unprecedented as the team had hit more home runs (41) than allowed runs (37).
Cleveland pitching threw 7 shutouts during the streak, the most in Show during the span. “It was a lot of fun”.