Indians stretch streak to 22
INDIANS 3, ROYALS 2
CLEVELAND ( AP) — The Cleveland Indians added a walk-off win to a streak that has had everything. Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning as the Indians rallied for their 22nd straight win to extend their AL record, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night to move within four wins of matching the 1916 New York Giants for the longest streak in major league history.
After blowouts, shutouts and oh-so-easy wins, the Indians, who tied it in the ninth on Francisco Lindor’s two-out, two-strike RBI double, went into extras for the first time to keep the longest streak in 101 years intact.
“This was probably the toughest one we’ve had,” said Bruce, the recent arrival who also hit a three-run homer in win No. 21 on Wednesday.
TWINS 3, BLUE JAYS 2
MINNEAPOLIS — Byron Buxton’s 10thinning homer gave the Minnesota Twins their second straight walk-off victory, a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
A night after Eddie Rosario beat the San Diego Padres with a 10th-inning homer, Buxton connected with two outs off Blue Jays reliever Luis Santos.
Toronto’s Justin Smoak had tied the game with a two-out homer in the top of the ninth off Twins closer Matt Belisle.
MARINERS 10, RANGERS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas — Nelson Cruz went 4 for 4 with a home run and Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Thursday.
Andrew Albers (5-1) pitched the final five innings and allowed three hits.
Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz follows through on an RBI single as Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos looks on during AL action on Thursday in Arlington, Texas.