Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians MLB live stream: Can Royals stop record-breaking Tribe?
The Cleveland Indians are aiming to extend their 21-game winning run on Thursday when they open their four-game home series against American League Central rivals Kansas City Royals.
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The Cleveland Indians are on a record-breaking roll and they hope to continue that on Thursday night when they begin their four-game series against American League Central rivals Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field.
The reigning AL champions extended their winning run to a league-record 21 games on Wednesday after taming the Detroit Tigers 5-3 to win their three-game duel. Jay Bruce's three-run homer off Buck Farmer gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the first inning before Edwin Encarnacion added an RBI single in the third. The Tigers countered with two runs in the sixth inning but Roberto Perez answered with a solo shot for the Indians in the seventh.
Mike Clevinger earned his 10th win despite giving up six hits and three runs and striking out six in over five innings. The Indians moved past the 2002 Oakland Athletics and are now tied with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest winning streak in MLB history. The 1916 New York Giants hold the record for the longest unbeaten streak in the majors at 26 but that spell included ties.
Tasked to lead the Indians (90-56) in this game is Josh Tomlin (9-9), who is 5-0 in his last six starts. The veteran right-hander gave up four hits and two runs and struck out three in five innings in their 4-2 victory against Baltimore last Saturday.
The Royals (72-73), meanwhile, are coming off a 3-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Kansas City rallied to tie the scores at 3-3 in the eighth inning but the White Sox countered with a couple of runs in the final inning to steal the victory and win their three-game series.
Rookie Jake Junis (7-2) is scheduled to start for Kansas City, which is currently ranked sixth in the wildcard race. The 24-year-old right-hander has won his last five decisions.
The Indians have a 9-6 edge over the Royals in their head-to-head meetings this season.
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