The Giants swept the Bucs in a doubleheader (with one of those games being the makeup of the tie) the next day, initiating a new run that went all the way to 14.
Their seeming ambivalence toward the streak can be boiled down to one fact: no matter how many wins they amass, each one does little, aside from moving them closer to clinching a playoff spot, to help them secure the thing that matters most.
It took until the summer of 1932 for the Indians to leave League Park-which they owned-in favor of Cleveland Municipal Stadium, but the team's stay proved to be short-lived, as they returned to League Park after the 1933 season.
After Lindor's clutch double with two strikes and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning tied Kansas City 2-2, Bruce's double in the 10th gave Cleveland its first walk-off victory of the win streak.
And just how can the Indians' feat be contextualized, when their historic rivals span centuries in a game that's constantly evolving?
Last year's team was a blast to watch. Teams were more consistent back then.
"I feel like this is the year that the Astros finally put it all together", said junior Joel Adler. "There have been so many innovations in the game".
Lost in thought one night while driving to his Bucks County home after a game, he whiffed on his exit and kept right on going until he noticed he was getting close to NY.
Despite the historical nature of the streak, the Indians and their fans are hoping the team sets another historical mark this October: ending the longest World Series drought in the majors at 68 seasons. And they very well may be the team best built to win in the playoffs anyway.
Masahiro Tanaka (12-11) won for the fourth time in five starts, allowing two solo homers in seven innings while striking out eight.
The other team to go on a 20-game run -- also in 1884 -- was the Providence Grays.
However, only the best and those who separate themselves from the rest, have the opportunity to play in the World Series.
Now, with just weeks left in the regular season, the Cubs are clinging to their lead in the National League Central.
Certainly a great feat for them, and a great feat for the former Wildcat! "It's really a mixed bag". Cleveland defeated Detroit 5-3 on Wednesday for its 21st straight victory, breaking the record set by the 2002 Oakland Athletics and matching the 1935 Chicago Cubs. The White Stockings had 13 players on their roster; the league leader that season for home runs that season: six. A year ago at this time, the Cubs and Indians held the longest World Series championship droughts. Their streak, so close to being broken by the Royals, was extended to 22 straight wins and Cleveland officially claims the MLB record for longest win streak in baseball history. Next up is the all-time record of 26 in a row by the 1916 New York Giants. The Indians are hoping to return to the World Series after a heartbreaking loss to the Chicago Cubs in seven games a year ago. It was his 34th homer this season and fifth with the Indians, who acquired him on August 9, an all-in move necessitated by All-Star Michael Brantley going on the disabled list with a serious ankle injury.