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.