Trevor Bauer

Indians' 18th straight win drops Orioles under .500, keeps them three games behind second wild card

Indians' 18th straight win drops Orioles under .500, keeps them three games behind second wild card

Over three days in Cleveland, the streaking Indians laid bare the difference between a team playing its best baseball heading into October and an Orioles club that might go the entire season without even knowing what its best is.

With a 3-2, prime-time loss Sunday before an announced 21,259 fans at Progressive Field, the Orioles (71-72) dropped a game below .500 for the first time in two weeks and remain three games out of a playoff spot with 19 games to go.

Sunday's loss was an extension of the two preceding days' combination of the pitching that led to the Indians' now-18 game winning streak and the flailing bats that abandoned the Orioles once the calendar turned to...

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