The Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor was battling against the Orioles Jeremy Hellickson. Lindor had snapped both of his bats during his at bat in the sixth inning, and was running out of options. Lindor, who usually takes only two bats to he ballpark, had no more lumber to swing.
After losing his second bat of the day, Lindor turned to teammate Abraham Almonte. Lindor and Almonte’s bats are similar, with their handle being the same according to Lindor. But Almonte’s lumber is a bit heavier and longer than Lindor’s typical bat.
That didn’t seem to be a factor for Lindor, who absolutely launched a solo home run to extend the Indians lead.
This home run proved to be the difference maker in this ballgame, with the Tribe winning by the score of 3-2. This win was Cleveland’s 18th win in a row, the most in the Major Leagues this season.
The modern record for consecutive games won is 20 from the 2002 Oakland Athletics. The Indians look to extend their record winning streak tonight against the Tigers.