For the first time in franchise history, the Cleveland Indians have won 14 consecutive games. And it only took them 19 innings against the Blue Jays to lock down lucky number 14.
A solo shot by Carlos Santana to put Cleveland up 2-1 in the 19th broke the stalemate. Trevor Bauer‚who was slated to start tomorrow’s game—pitched the final 5 innings for the Indians to get the win.
Here are some other numbers that are larger than they should be: Both teams combined to use 19 pitchers, who threw 606 pitches. Thirty-four runners were left on base. Sad Torontonians spent 6 hours and 13 minutes of their Canada Day at the ballpark just to see the country’s only baseball team lose to this guy:
And three Blue Jays—Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin, and manager John Gibbons—were ejected over the course of the game.
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Honorable mention in the loss goes to infielder Ryan Goins, who pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 18th to briefly keep the Blue Jays alive. Of course, if he had just given up a goddamn run, they all could have gone home a little sooner.