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Best of MLB: Indians Outlast Blue Jays in 19 Innings for 14th Straight Win

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    Best of MLB: Indians outlast Blue Jays in 19 innings for 14th straight win

    TORONTO -- 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 (see full recap).

    Revere's double gives Nationals win in 14 innings
    WASHINGTON -- Ben Revere doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 14th inning, and the Washington Nationals outlasted the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night for their 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.

    Bryce Harper had two singles for Washington, but one of them probably should have been at least a double. Leading off the fourth, the reigning NL MVP hit a liner that appeared headed for the seats but instead struck the top of the wall in center field. Harper admired the drive too long, and was barely past first base by the time the ball was returned to the infield (see full recap).

    Ace Fernandez's 2-run double lifts Marlins over Braves
    ATLANTA -- 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, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Friday night.

    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, before Tyler Flowers led off with his sixth homer to force a 5-5 tie.

    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 (see full recap).