CLEVELAND -- For their 22-game winning streak, the Cleveland Indians won one of two Top Trending Topics Award at the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards.
Courtesy of a lead-off double from second baseman Jose Ramirez and RBI double from outfielder Jay Bruce, the Indians fought their way to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals and extended their winning streak to 22 straight games.
With the record-breaking win, the Indians dropped their "Magic Number" to clinch their second-straight American League Central Division Championship and a return trip to the postseason down to three. The Indians closed out the Central Division later that weekend.
Despite coming up short in the sixth and eighth innings, the Indians broke through with a key hit in the bottom of the ninth.
Lindor hit an RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off of Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera and drove in pinch runner Erik Gonzalez from first base, and that clutch two-base hit knotted the score at 2-2.
Lindor smacked a 1-2 pitch from Herrera high enough off the wall in left field that Alex Gordon could not reach it, and the ricochet allowed Gonzalez to sprint home all the way from first base.
Then, in the bottom of the 10th inning, Indians outfielder Jay Bruce delivered the game-winning hit with an RBI double.