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Indians 8, Royals 4
CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor asked a question before any reporter could.
“You guys aren’t going to ask me about the streak, are you?” Cleveland’s shortstop asked.
Well, yes. Yours. While the Indians’ historic winning streak is over, Lindor’s on a notable roll.
The All-Star, right, set a club record with another extra-base hit and the Indians rebounded after having their AL record streak stopped at 22 by beating the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Saturday to move to the brink of a Central title. The Indians won the division when Minnesota lost to Toronto.
Lindor’s double in the sixth off Jason Hammel (8-12) gave him an extra-base hit in 10 straight games — a club record and four shy of the major-league mark of 14, shared by Chipper Jones (2006) and Paul Waner (1927).
“I didn’t even know that,” Lindor said. “I saw it on the scoreboard.”