TORONTO (AP) – Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney and the Cleveland Indians set a franchise record by winning their 14th straight game, 2-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
Cleveland won 13 straight in 1942 and again in 1951.
It’s the longest winning streak since Atlanta won 14 straight in 2013. It’s the longest by an AL team since Oakland won 20 in a row in 2002.
Santana doubled and scored in the third as the surging Indians survived a marathon game and disappointed a sellout crowd that came for a Canada Day matinee that lasted 6 hours and 13 minutes, featured 19 pitchers and saw 34 left on base.
The 19 innings matched the longest game in Blue Jays history. Toronto played 19 against Detroit in August 2014.
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