Everyone wants to talk about Indians’ record-tying 21-game win streak, except the Indians


Cleveland fans aren’t being quiet about the chase for history. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

CLEVELAND — The Streak, now 21 games old and growing, is a living, breathing thing, making history, claiming new victims, sucking in all the oxygen in baseball. By now, it very likely has its own Twitter feed. It is gazed upon with astonishment from all corners of the country and celebrated in all corners of Cleveland, save for a roughly 60-foot-by-60-foot square of lush, carpeted, cherrywood-paneled room in the bowels of Progressive Field where the Cleveland Indians make their home for 81 games each year.

With a 5-3 victory Wednesday afternoon over the Detroit Tigers, the Indians have the longest winning streak in American League history and the longest in baseball in 82 years. Their 21st straight win pushed them past the 2002 Oakland A’s, who won 20 straight, and tied them with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the longest in the sport’s modern era (not counting the 26 straight wins, interrupted by a tie, of the 1916 New York Giants).

Win No. 21 — spelled out, it looks like this: WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW — came courtesy of 5 2/3 innings of effective pitching from Indians starter Mike Clevinger, who sports a 4-0 record and 0.38 ERA over

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