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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.”

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