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Baseball Team Get Standing Ovation After Historic Winning Streak Comes To An End

Baseball Team Get Standing Ovation After Historic Winning Streak Comes To An End

It takes something special to get a standing ovation from your home fans after a defeat.

That's what happened on Friday night as the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 4-3. The loss ended the longest winning streak in the modern history of baseball.

In a streak that began on August 24th, the team won 22 straight games, before Friday's loss. In the storied history of baseball, only the 1916 New York Giants have had a longer unbeaten run. They went 26 matches unbeaten in September that year.

Last year the Indians lost the World Series to the Chicago Cubs, but they are one of the favourites to win the title this year as they show no signs of any fatigue from last year's loss.

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The winning run included 11 wins at home and 11 on the road. They recorded wins over the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, before the loss to Kansas City.

Such was the length of the run, the Indians' streak was quickly becoming a front page story in America, with journalists following the team night after night.

Speaking to the press afterwards, the Indians' manager Terry Francona said; "You can go home and get some clean underwear, and we'll see if we can beat the Royals".

The two teams play each other again on Saturday night. This time though, there will be a little less on the line.

Daniel Kelly

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