Baseball-Cleveland win streak ends at 22 games with loss to Royals

Baseball-Cleveland win streak ends at 22 games with loss to Royals
By Reuters

16/09/2017 at 03:29Updated 16/09/2017 at 03:32

Sept 15 (Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians' 22-game winning streak came to an end on Friday when they were beaten 4-3 by the Kansas City Royals.

One night after securing the longest winning run in Major League Baseball (MLB) in more than a century, the Indians finally ran out of steam in front of a sellout home crowd in Cleveland.

Only the 1916 New York Giants (26) had a longer run of success though their remarkable stretch, which is recognized by the MLB as the longest in major league history, included a tie.

Despite falling short of the all-time record, the streak vaulted the Indians to the best record in the American League, 91-57.

With less than three weeks until the playoffs, Cleveland is now set for another tilt at the World Series after losing the decisive seventh game in extra innings last year.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford; )

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