10 Insane Stats That Explain The Indians’ Historic 20-Game Winning Streak

Bryan Brandom
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Corey Kluber continued his and the Cleveland Indians’ utter dominance on Tuesday night when the 2014 American League Cy Young winner spun a marvelous shutout of the Detroit Tigers to win 2-0.

The victory was the Cleveland’s 20th in a row—tying the 2002 Oakland Athletics for the longest winning streak in the history of the American League.

Just how unstoppable have the Indians, who lost last year’s World Series in brutal fashion, been? Let’s look at 10 stats to find out.

1. They’ve been even more dominant than that 2002 A’s squad.

2. Their rotation and bullpen have been unhittable.

3. Which is how they’ve turned seven of those 20 games into shutouts.

4. They’re putting their city’s NFL team, the Cleveland Browns, to shame.

5. They’d be the first ever team to win 20 straight games and claim a World Series title.

6. The Indians have almost never even trailed during the streak. (It’s actually been 180 innings, not 181.)

7. Only two other teams have done this in the past 100 years.

8. With Francisco Lindor’s home run last night, this number is up to 39 now.

9. They’ve outscored opponents by more than 100 runs in the 20-game span.

10. Lastly, the Indians are definitely getting a movie out of this.