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LeBron congratulates Indians following 21st straight win

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James stands during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays in Cleveland. When LeBron James and the Cavaliers, whose historic comeback in June against Golden State in the NBA Finals ended Cleveland’s title drought dating to 1964, receive their championship rings and a banner is raised in Quicken Loans Arena before their season opener, the emotional ceremony will merely be the warm-up act. Next door, at Progressive Field, the Indians will host the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Wednesday afternoon the Cleveland Indians moved one step closer to making major league history, extending its win streak to 21 consecutive games with a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win set a new American League record, surpassing the 20-game win streak of the 2002 Oakland Athletics, and it puts them five wins away from the major league record (1916 New York Giants).

Following the game, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who attended multiple postseason games during the team’s run to the World Series last year, offered his congratulations via Twitter.



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