Only one winning streak better than the Indians’

The 17-game winning streak is not only the longest winning streak in baseball this season.

It is the longest winning streak in Indians franchise history — their previous record was 14, set last season — and the second-longest in baseball over the last 50 years.

During the 17-game winning streak the Indians have outscored their opponents 118-30 (118-30!), and trailed in only four of 153 total innings.

The Indians responded with one run in the third, one run in the fourth, one run in the fifth, and one run in the seventh.

Franchise shortstop Francisco Lindor swatted his 28th home run of the season for an insurance run late in the game.

Thanks to this remarkable winning streak, the Indians are now only one game behind behind the Astros for the best record in the AL, pending the outcome of Houston’s doubleheader with the A’s on Saturday.