CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The Cleveland Indians hoped to extend its winning streak to 23 against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field, but came up just short.
The Indians struck first Friday when Edwin Encarnacion belted a sacrifice fly to drive in Francisco Lindor from second base in the bottom of the first inning.
The Royals responded in the top of the second with a run, tying the game.
Not to be outdone, slugger Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, giving the Indians a 3-1 lead.
The Royals surged back, taking a 4-3 lead that put the indians in a one-run deficit that they couldn’t come back from.
The MLB-recognized record for the longest winning streak is 26 (1916 New York Giants). The Tribe now has the second longest recognized winning streak in the league.
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