Odd ball: In­di­ans chase win streak record that in­cludes tie

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

CLEVE­LAND » As they climb to­ward base­ball his­tory with ev­ery win, the streak­ing Cleve­land In­di­ans are chas­ing a hal­lowed, 101-year-old record that in­cludes an as­ter­isk. A ma­jor league as­ter­isk. The 26-game win­ning string by the 1916 New York Gi­ants in­cludes a tie.

“I think I knew that,” In­di­ans closer Cody Allen said.

Not ev­ery­one is aware of the pe­cu­liar­ity. And as the In­di­ans, who on Mon­day night ex­tended the long­est win­ning streak in 15 years to 19 straight, have moved into po­si­tion to threaten New York’s revered mark, ques­tions have arisen as to why a team that won 12 con­sec­u­tive games, played a tie and then ripped off 14 more wins in a row would have the record.

It’s sim­ple. It’s com­pli­cated. It’s base­ball.

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