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The 30: Indians Soar to the Top as Historic Winning Streak Continues

They're the hottest team in baseball and are approaching a record-breaking winning streak: There is no other logical choice for the top spot other than the Indians.

Scott Hatteberg and Miguel Tejada. Billy Beane and Art Howe. A bestseller and a Brad Pitt movie. Twenty in a row. These are the figures that Cleveland’s trying to take down as it makes a run at history.

Cleveland’s 18 straight wins highlight what could be an eventful September in the American League. The home-run race is a barnburner, featuring two sluggers who are also approaching all-time strikeout levels. The MVP and Cy Young races are among the most wide-open that we’ve seen in years. And the battle for the league’s second wild-card spot might very well go down to the final day of the season.

This is the AL version of The 30.

30 Philadelphia Phillies (54-89 record, minus-121 run differential, last time: 30)

29 San Francisco Giants (56-89, minus-145, LT: 27)

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