The Cleveland Indians are the hottest team in baseball. Heck, they are currently the hottest team in all of the sports! Tonight when the Indians open a three-game series vs. the Detroit Tigers, they will be chasing down history. Sure, while most sports fans were excited to see the return of the NFL this past weekend, fans in Cleveland are still sticking with the boys of summer.

18 wins in a row and counting

The Cleveland Indians are currently in the midst of an 18-game Winning Streak and have shown no signs of letting up. The last time the Tribe was on the losing end of a final score was back on August 23 when they fell to the Boston Red Sox by the final score of 6-1.

To put into perspective how hard it is to put together a winning streak of this magnitude, only one team has had a longer streak in baseball over the past 50 years. The 2002 Oakland A’s won 20 games in a row on their way to winning 103 games and capturing the American League West title. If the Indians can sweep the Tigers and run their streak to 21 wins in a row, they will be on the cusp of breaking the all-time winning streak record.

The longest win streak in MLB history belongs to the 1916 New York Giants. The Giants won 26 games in a row. However, this streak does include one game that finished in a tie. The longest winning streak not including a game that finished in a tie belongs to the 1935 Chicago Cubs at 21 games.

The Tribe can tie the Cubbies record if they can win their next three games.

Upcoming schedule

If Cleveland is to break the all-time winning streak record in baseball history, they will be doing it in front of the hometown folks. The Tribe face the Tigers starting tonight and will conclude their three game series with Detroit on Wednesday.

When that series is complete, the Indians will start a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals.

While sports fans know that the games are played on the field and not on paper, the truth is anything can always happen. However, the odds of the Indians beating the Tigers over the next three days are pretty good.

On Monday night, the Indians will send the red-hot Carlos Carrasco to the mound. Carrasco is currently 14-6 on the season with an ERA just over 3. The Tigers will counter with Myles Jaye. Jaye will be making his first start in the big leagues. If that weren't bad enough for Detroit, Cleveland would have Corey Kluber (15-4, 2.56) going on Tuesday evening. The Tigers will counter with Matt Boyd (5-9, 5.93). Game 3 is an afternoon tilt that will feature Mike Clevinger (9-5, 3.30) going up against Detroit's Buck Farmer (4-2, 6.32). Wednesday's game, which could tie an all-time MLB record is scheduled to begin at 12:10 p.m. ET.

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