On August 24 of 2017, the Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 13-6 to improve to 70-56 on the season. At that point, no one knew by the time they lost their next game; they’d be 91-56.
From that date on, the Indians refused to lose. They swept the Yankees in the Bronx, Tigers in Motown White Sox on the South Side and the Orioles at home.
On September 12, the Indians defeated the Tigers at Progressive Field to win their 20th straight game and clinch the 2002 “Money Ball” Oakland A’s AL record winning streak. The following day, the Indians looked to sweep Detroit and set a new record.
After the game, Bruce summed up the streak best by saying, “Who would’ve ever thought that we’d be in this situation? “I can’t even imagine.”
The victory came in front of a raucous home crowd of 29,346 fans as Indians nation watched history made from Progressive Field.