- Associated Press - Friday, July 1, 2016

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.

Having used seven of their eight relievers, the Indians turned to Saturday’s scheduled starter, Trevor Bauer, in the 15th. Bauer (7-2) worked five innings for the win.

MARLINS 7, BRAVES 5, 12 INNINGS

ATLANTA (AP) - Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, making the first pinch-hit appearance of his career, drove in the go-ahead run with a two-run double in the 12th inning.

The dramatic moment overshadowed the meltdown of closer A.J. Ramos, who blew a rare save in the ninth for Miami. Ramos had converted 33 straight saves, one short of the franchise record.

Fernandez, one of baseball’s most dynamic starters, began the game with a .222 batting average in 27 at-bats. With the pitcher’s spot due up in the 12th and no position players available, Fernandez batted for reliever Nick Wittgren (3-1) and delivered the big hit.

Fernandez is Miami’s starter Saturday.

Casey Kelly (0-3), the sixth Atlanta pitcher, took the loss.

METS 10, CUBS 2

NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Nimmo’s three-run homer in the fourth inning was one of five home runs by New York off Jason Hammel in a game that ended Jacob deGrom’s 10-start winless streak.

James Loney and Asbrubal Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the second inning, just before a 68-minute rain delay, and Cabrera hit a two-run drive in the fifth, shortly after Yoenis Cespedes’ solo shot. New York hit five homers at home for the first time in 16 years, and Cespedes reached 20 homers in a season for the fifth time.

DeGrom (4-4) allowed one run and three hits in five-plus innings, leaving after the third delay - which brought the total to 1 hour, 19 minutes in a game that ended at 12:05 a.m.

Hammel (7-5) was tagged for career highs of 10 runs and five homers.

RED SOX 5, ANGELS 4

BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz homered for his 2,000th hit with Boston and his 522nd career home run, moving into sole possession of 19th place on baseball’s career list and breaking a tie he held with a trio of Hall of Famers including Red Sox great Ted Williams.

C.J. Cron hit a grand slam for the Angels, who lost their fourth straight and 10th in 11.

Craig Kimbrel finished up for his 17th save. Knuckleballer Steven Wright (9-5) got the win.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-5) allowed five runs on 12 hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

GIANTS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 4

PHOENIX (AP) - Conor Gillaspie fell a home run shy of the cycle and Johnny Cueto settled down after a rocky start to earn his 12th victory.

Trevor Brown doubled in two runs and Grant Green singled in two more for the Giants, who are 5-0 at Chase Field this season. San Francisco’s Jarrett Parker added a solo homer off reliever Randall Delgado in the eighth.

Cueto (12-1) gave up four runs in the first three innings and blanked Arizona for the next four. The right-hander allowed seven hits in seven innings and struck out nine with no walks while improving to 8-0 on the road. Cueto joined Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs as the only 12-game winners in the National League.

NATIONALS 3, REDS 2, 14 INNINGS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Revere doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 14th inning, and Washington got its sixth straight victory.

Revere’s liner off the wall in right-center off Ross Ohlendorf (5-6) scored Danny Espinosa, who was hit by a pitch to start the inning.

Yusmeiro Petit (3-1), the sixth Washington pitcher, worked two innings for the win.

The last-place Reds have lost five straight and nine of 10. They battled for 4 hours, 30 minutes before falling in this one.

MARINERS 5, ORIOLES 2

SEATTLE (AP) - Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee hit two-run homers to give Seattle Mariners a comeback victory.

Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc (1-0) picked up his first victory since Sept. 23, 2014, when he was with the Los Angeles Angels. LeBlanc, acquired in a trade with Toronto on June 22, played last season in Japan.

Steve Cishek worked the ninth for his 20th save in 24 opportunities.

Kevin Gausman (1-6) went six innings and allowed three runs and eight hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.

ASTROS 5, WHITE SOX 0

HOUSTON (AP) - Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer and Mike Fiers and three relievers combined for a shutout.

It was Houston’s fourth straight victory and 11th in the last 12 games.

Fiers (6-3) scattered four hits over six innings.

The Astros didn’t have a baserunner until Miguel Gonzalez (1-4) plunked George Springer to start the fourth inning.

RANGERS 3, TWINS 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ian Desmond homered to lead off the 10th inning and Sam Dyson and Texas held on for a victory.

Dyson notched his 17th save in 19 attempts. Matt Bush (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, which lifted the Rangers to a club-record 52-29 mark at the 81-game midpoint of their season.

Trevor Plouffe tied the game for the Twins with a two-run home run in the seventh that spoiled Martin Perez’s shutout bid, but Desmond took Fernando Abad (1-3) deep to start the extra session.

DODGERS 5, ROCKIES 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bud Norris pitched six strong innings while filling in for Clayton Kershaw in his Los Angeles debut and Adrian Gonzalez drove in two runs.

Acquired from Atlanta on Thursday, Norris (4-7) overpowered Colorado from the start, striking out seven of the first 14 hitters. The right-hander held the Rockies to a single and a double, and finished with eight strikeouts.

Jorge de la Rosa (5-5) gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings.

CARDINALS 7, BREWERS 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday drove in three runs and left-hander Jaime Garcia threw eight solid innings for St. Louis.

The Cardinals ended a seven-game home losing streak, their longest since Aug. 2-15, 1983. It was their first home win since a 6-3 victory over San Francisco on June 5.

Garcia (6-6) allowed four hits. He struck out six and walked four.

Matt Garza (1-1) gave up seven runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked four.

TIGERS 10, RAYS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer give up two hits in seven shutout innings and Victor Martinez hit three-run homers from both sides of the plate in Detroit’s fourth straight win.

Fulmer (8-2) became the first Detroit pitcher since 1913 to give up one run or fewer in eight straight starts. He is 6-1 with a 0.53 ERA in those eight starts.

Drew Smyly (2-9) gave up six hits and four earned runs.

PIRATES 7, ATHLETICS 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jody Mercer homered and had an RBI single and Pittsburgh rallied from three runs down to beat stumbling ace Sonny Gray (3-7).

Pirates starter Jeff Locke (8-5) also struggled early but retired the final nine batters he faced to win his third straight.

PHILLIES 4, ROYALS 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeremy Hellickson threw six sharp innings, Odubel Herrera hit a leadoff homer and Philadelphia got its fourth straight win.

Hellickson (6-6) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, striking out six. He was 0-9 in his previous 15 starts against AL opponents.

Royals starter Ian Kennedy (6-7) gave up three runs in five innings.

PADRES 7, YANKEES 6

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Wil Myers hit a two-run home run and 28-year-old rookie Ryan Schimpf hit his first career shot for San Diego.

Colin Rea (5-3) pitched six strong innings for the Padres.

Nathan Eovaldi (6-6) allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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