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Even before blowout, Tigers needed no convincing: Indians are best in baseball

Even before blowout, Tigers needed no convincing: Indians are best in baseball Even before blowout, Tigers needed no convincing: Indians are best in baseball
Alejandro Castrejon | Setiembre 12, 2017, 22:47

The Tigers had a chance to take the series with a win, but ended up losing the contest and the three-game set. So, until the Indians finally lose, give me the hottest team in baseball.

Soon, the calendar will shift to October and if Carrasco stays in his strong form, the Indians will have a key piece they were missing during last year's World Series run. The Indians can tie that record on Tuesday night, when they have ace Corey Kluber on the mound. The 1916 New York Giants had a 26-game streak, but that included a tie.

With their latest lopsided win, the Indians extended the majors' longest winning streak in 15 years to 19 games on Monday night by blowing out the Detroit Tigers 11-0 to move closer to a record that has stood for 101 years.

Francisco Lindor, one of the club's harvested home-grown stars, hit a bases-loaded triple to highlight a five-run second inning.

The Detroit Tigers have done their part to contribute to the Cleveland Indians' incredible 19-game winning streak. But clinging stubbornly to its presence on caps and uniforms, as the Indians have, or trying to justify it as anything other than a grim relic of intolerance means taking a stand on the wrong side of history. The only Tiger to reach third base off of the right-hander was Miguel Cabrera when a Nick Castellanos double got him there in the 1. Jose Ramirez later added a sacrifice fly to score Lindor, and the rout was on. Both came on a two-run home run in the fifth off Toronto starter J.A. Happ. Carlos Carrasco continued the Indians' historic pace for starting pitchers, delivering six scoreless innings and striking out nine. The Indians may not have been thrilled with Cabrera's effort to catch the throw. "We have a game tomorrow".

Two innings later, Jose Ramirez belted a two-run home run down the right-field line.

They're making it look easy, but manager Terry Francona refuses to make more of the streak. The Los Angeles Dodgers - historically dominant for most of the summer - now lie in ruin.