Roy­als stop Cleve­land’s his­toric run at 22 wins

Vancouver Sun - - SPORTS - TOM WITHERS

CLEVE­LAND The Cleve­land In­di­ans can re­turn to clinch­ing their di­vi­sion and play­off prepa­ra­tions.

Their his­toric win­ning streak is his­tory.

Cleve­land had its ALrecord run stopped at 22 straight games Fri­day as they were beaten 4-3 by the Kansas City Roy­als, who be­came the first team to con­quer the de­fend­ing league cham­pi­ons since Aug. 23.

Jason Var­gas (16-10) pitched into the sixth and Bran­don Moss home­red off Trevor Bauer (16-9) as the Roy­als ended base­ball’s long­est win streak in 101 years. The In­di­ans set a new league mark and came within four of match­ing the over­all record held by the 1916 New York Gi­ants.

The In­di­ans not only broke the pre­vi­ous AL record held by the 2002 “Money­ball” Oakland A’s, they served no­tice they’re the team to beat in the post­sea­son as they at­tempt to get back to the World Se­ries and per­haps end their 68year ti­tle drought af­ter the Chicago Cubs halted their 108-year drought at Cleve­land’s ex­pense in 2016.

With one last chance in the ninth, the In­di­ans put the ty­ing run on base be­fore Roy­als re­liever Mike Mi­nor struck out the side for his first pro save, fan­ning Fran­cisco Lin­dor on a pitch in the dirt. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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