Indians win 14th straight
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco was the latest Indians starter to shine with a complete game dismantling of the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, and the 5-1 victory was Cleveland’s 14th straight win.
The streak is MLB’s longest this season and the Indians have a chance to set a franchise record with 15 straight on Thursday in Chicago, which would top last season’s run of 14.
The win also was the team’s 10th straight on the road and would have been a shutout if not for Adam Engel’s line drive home run with two outs in the ninth inning.
“I was trying to go deep into the game so I can save the bullpen,” Carrasco said, after the bullpen pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday. “And there’s a lot of energy right now when we play good.”
Carrasco (14-6) allowed three hits, facing 28 batters with 97 pitches in his eighth career complete game. The right-hander said all five of his pitches were working, as he threw 76 strikes.