Indians set franchise record with 14th straight win — and it was a doozy

Cleveland can stay on its sports high for at least one more day.In a dramatic but super-long Canada Day game north of the border Friday, the Indians set a franchise record by winning their 14th straight game in a wild, 19-inning 2-1 victory against the Blue Jays. MORE: Worst in-season trades for each AL franchiseThe Tribe still haven’t lost since the Cavaliers won their NBA title against the Warriors, and likely have Cleveland fans daring to dream of another championship. Despite its length (6 hours, 13 minutes), Friday's game didn't veer too far into weird-baseball territory, though it did feature three ejections and two — TWO — blasts of the ever-popular position-player-pitching alert.  With the Blue Jays out of relievers, they went to infielder Ryan Goins in the top of the 18th. It looked at first like the Indians would take full advantage and finally pull ahead after they loaded the bases with one out. But Goins induced a double play from Chris Gimenez to escape the jam.Perhaps feeling like they had some special Canada Day mojo on their side, the Jays then went to second baseman Darwin Barney to pitch the top of the 19th. But there was no such mojo, as Carlos Santana greeted Barney with a

leadoff homer on an 86 mph fastball to put the Indians ahead.Despite taking the loss, Barney can always take solace in the fact he struck out Mike Napoli to end the inning — which should earn Napoli a decent fine in Kangaroo Court.The teams are right back at it at 1:07 p.m. Saturday, as the Indians try to extend their winning streak to 15 — and stoke even more hope in Believeland. Cleveland's starter is TBD because its original option, Trevor Bauer, pitched the final five innings Friday to earn the win in relief.

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