The Cleveland Indians continue to stay hot. The Indians rolled to their 12th consecutive win, the franchise's longest streak since 1951, when Cleveland won 13 straight. The win streak is tied for the third-longest in team history.
Their pitching is top notch
The Indians finished with their seventh shutout this season, most among AL teams. Danny Salazar finished with eight strikeouts, and his seven scoreless innings helped lower his ERA to 2.22, second in the American League to Boston Red Sox's Steven Wright’s 2.18.
Pitching has been the story for Cleveland throughout June. Entering Wednesday, their team ERA this month was 2.57, more than half a run better than any other team in MLB.
After Wednesday’s shutout, the Indians have a 2.47 ERA this month and are 21-6.
The offense is also helping
The Tribe were held scoreless into the fifth inning, the deepest they’ve gone without scoring in a game since June 15th, which was also the last time they lost a game.
During their 12-game win streak, the Indians have outscored their opponents by 48 runs.
Entering Wednesday, the Indians had a .805 OPS in June, fourth in MLB.
A key for their offense has been rookie Tyler Naquin.
Who’s next in Cleveland’s path?
The Indians will roll their way into a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, whose .851 OPS this month trails only the Baltimore Orioles (.899). Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson is catching fire, hitting .374 in June with 15 extra-base hits.
If the Indians want to keep their win streak going, they’re going to have to hit, as the Blue Jays have scored more than five runs per game at home over the last two seasons, the third-best rate in baseball.