With a nail-biting 10th inning 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals at Cleveland's Progressive Park, the Cleveland Indians extended their late-season winning streak to 22 games, passing the 1935 Chicago Cubs and moving to within four games of the 1916 New York Giants, whose major league record 26-game winning streak has the asterisk of a game that was ruled a tie due to weather. Cleveland was down to their last pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning when shortstop Francisco Lindor hit in an RBI double to tie the score at 2-2. Jose Ramirez hit to right field off Kansas City pitcher Brandon Mauer (2-2) then slid into second base to kick off the bottom of the 10th, and after a walk to Edwin Encarnacion, Jay Bruce hit an RBI double to score Ramirez and win the game.
Cleveland's winning streak began on Aug. 24, and most of their victories had been blowouts. Before Thursday's game, the Indians been ahead in all but five of 189 innings.