LeBron James Has The Perfect Response To Indians’ Historic 22nd Consecutive Win

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Depending on whom you ask, the Cleveland Indians have now won more consecutive baseball games than any team in major league history.

The team won their 22nd straight on Thursday night with help from a newcomer.

Jay Bruce, who was rescued by a midseason trade from the New York Mets, ripped an RBI double in the 10th inning for a 3-2 walk-off victory against the Kansas City Royals as the Indians surpassed the 1935 Chicago Cubs‘ 21-game winning streak.

“This doesn’t really happen anywhere,” Bruce said. “You can hit that lull in September and even though you’ve got all but wrapped up the division, you know, the games can get long. They can get boring. They can get monotonous. We have a lot of things going for us that make it not like that.

“People are going crazy. It’s a playoff atmosphere. We’re trying to get the best record in baseball.”

One of those people going crazy: Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and Ohio native LeBron James, who got punny on Twitter for his celebration of the historic win.

He wasn’t alone in celebrating the moment online.

According to official MLB historian John Thorn, the Indians will need to win four more in a row to tie the all-time record.

The 1916 New York Giants won 26 in a row, but in the middle of their streak, they played a rain-shortened tie against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The teams replayed the game the following day, however, with the Giants claiming victory to continue their streak.

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