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Cleveland rocks: Indians win in 19 innings, boost streak to 14

Cleveland Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana celebrates his home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole during the 19th inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Friday, July 1, 2016. The Indians won 2-1 in 19 innings.
Cleveland Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana celebrates his home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole during the 19th inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Friday, July 1, 2016. The Indians won 2-1 in 19 innings. The Canadian Press

A statistical look at the Indians’ 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland’s 14th win in a row:

0 – Losses by the Indians since the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, bringing Cleveland its first pro sports title since 1964. (The streak actually started the day before the Cavs won the title.)

3 – Years since a team won at least 14 consecutive games (2013 Atlanta Braves).

6:13 – Time it took to complete Friday’s game.

10 1/3 – Consecutive scoreless innings logged by Blue Jays’ relievers before the Indians scored in the 19th.

12 – Consecutive innings played with neither team scoring a run.

13 – Scoreless innings for the Indians’ bullpen, which ties a franchise record.

13 – Hitting streak for Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who hit an RBI single in the third inning.

14 – Consecutive victories for the Indians, a franchise record and the most for an American League team since the 2002 Oakland A’s won 20 in a row.

19 – Total pitchers used in Friday’s game.

19 – Most innings played in a game in Blue Jays history (Toronto also played a 19-inning game against the Detroit Tigers in 2014).

21 – Games won during the longest streak in baseball history (1935 Chicago Cubs).

34 – Runners left on base Friday (each team stranded 17).

65 – Years since the Indians last won 13 consecutive games.

99 – Strikeouts for the Indians’ starting pitchers during the streak. Friday’s starter, Josh Tomlin, struck out eight.

100 – Career home runs for Toronto’s Justin Smoak, who hit a solo shot in the sixth inning for the Blue Jays’ only run of the game.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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