It was quite a run the Cleveland Indians went on the past few weeks. The Tribe went on the longest winning streak this year in the MLB while breaking the clubhouse record of 13 straight back in 1942 and again in 1951 but the streak was snapped against the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday with the 9-6 loss.
Despite outfielder Rajai Davis hitting a cycle, the first cycle for the team since Travis Hafner in 2003, the Blue Jays had a three-run eighth inning which broke the tie in a back and fourth game. Blue Jays third basemen hit a tying solo shot in the seventh while hitting a RBI single in the eighth off of Dan Otero. Robert Osuna earned his 16th save of the season closing out the ninth.
Davis is now the only the eighth player in Cleveland history to hit for a cycle. He led off the game with a home run then had an RBI triple, hit a double and then scored a run in the seventh and finished the game with a single. Carlos Santana earned his 17 home run of the year. This is Cleveland’s first loss since June 15th against Kansas City and was 8-0 on the road.
Cleveland finishes the road trip against Toronto today at 1:07 PM before they start their home series against the division rival Detroit Tigers. The Indians now have a six game lead over the Royals and are still first in the AL Central.