All of the emotions from the Indians' thrilling 22nd consecutive victory, an ongoing AL record
The Cleveland Indians won a baseball game on Thursday night. That might be hard to beli -- just kidding, it's all they can do these days.
However, Thursday's victory over the Royals -- which extended Cleveland's American League-record streak to a 22nd straight game -- packed with it a bit more stress than some of the others. You see, their 3-2 win in 10 innings was the first walk-off win of the streak. Seriously. They've basically been playing with a level of dominance each night, so much so that they didn't need a last at-bat win until Thursday.
(You may recall that the 2002 A's, whose 20-game streak was eclipsed by Cleveland's earlier this week, required a dramatic walk-off homer from Scott Hatteberg to clinch No. 20, and had a few others along the way).
But win No. 22 was different. With the Indians down, 2-1,
But no, they didn't. Instead, it was more jubilation after Lindor laced a game-tying double off the left-field wall that was just inches away from
And in the stands, too:
By then, the events of the evening had taken their toll on some fans, most notably this guy who was overcome with his thoughts as Cleveland mounted its final rally:
Cleveland walked it off thanks to
And gave this fan a chance to show off a great piece of signage:
Another fan was also pleased with the results:
As was one Mr. LeBron James:
#22 #Windians— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 15, 2017
Back at the ballpark, it was pandemonium in the seats, as captured on Twitter by @TheSportsGab:
Enjoy this, Cleveland. Your team is on some kind of run.