The Cleveland Indians made history on Tuesday night, shutting out the Tigers to win their 20th straight game to tie the 2002 Oakland Athletics for the American League’s longest winning streak. And Tuesday’s 2-0 victory was dominant, like just about every other game during this insane stretch.

Indians star shortstop Francisco Lindor led off the first inning with a home run, his 30th of the season.

That’s more than Lindor had combined through his first two year in the bigs, so don’t let him fool you into thinking he’s not a power hitter.

Cleveland eventually added an insurance run in the sixth, as if they needed it with Corey Kluber on the mound. Kluber completed his third shutout of the season on 113 pitches, striking out eight and allowing just five hits. The Tigers got the tying run to the plate with two outs in the ninth, but Kluber finished them off with a groundout to third.

Streaks like this don’t come along often, so the Indians’ unfathomable domination received plenty of attention on social media.

And because baseball is filled with good sports and nobody ever gets unreasonably upset about random things, the Athletics congratulated the Indians on Twitter.

And when you look at the numbers, the Indians have been even more dominant in their winning streak than the A’s were in theirs.

The 1935 Chicago Cubs won 21 straight games, but that’s the pre-expansion era record. Even if you stand with the Cubs, Cleveland will likely extend their streak to 21 wins on Wednesday.

The Indians have now outscored the Tigers 42-5 in their six meetings during the win streak. With Mike Clevinger — who threw six shutout innings against the Tigers two weeks ago, on the mound tomorrow night, the Indians could have history all to themselves at this time tomorrow.

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