Make it 17: Indians win 17th straight, beat Orioles 4-2

CLEVELAND (AP) The crowd of 30,459 stood and cheered as Cody Allen fanned Trey Mancini for the final out.

Make it 17 in a row for the Cleveland Indians.

Francisco Lindor homered and Allen finished off another impressive performance for Cleveland's bullpen, helping the Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday for their 17th straight victory.

''It's one of those crazy things where you're just playing good baseball,'' said Allen, who earned his 25th save. ''We're not really thinking about it as much as you guys are.''

Cleveland's franchise-record streak is the longest in the majors since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002. The longest streak in baseball history belongs to the New York Giants, who had a 26-game run in 1916, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Giants' streak included a tie, which doesn't count as a game in baseball.

Jay Bruce's fourth-inning single put the Indians ahead to stay, and Josh Tomlin (9-9) pitched into the sixth to win his fifth consecutive decision.

''It's kind of weird, but it's also a lot of fun,'' Tomlin said.

The Indians, who haven't lost since Aug. 23, matched Houston for the best record in the AL at 86-56. They have outscored their opponents 118-30 during the streak, but their latest win was a close one.

The Orioles jumped in front on Mancini's infield hit in the first. It was the first time since Cleveland's last loss that the Indians didn't score first.

Tomlin was pulled after Tim Beckham's 20th homer leading off the sixth. Five relievers then combined for four innings of one-hit ball.

''They're a heck of a team, man,'' Beckham said. ''They have everything they need to win ballgames. You just give it your all and don't waste any at-bats because you can't afford to.''

Baltimore rookie Gabriel Ynoa (1-1), making his first start of the season, allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings. The Orioles were three games out in the wild-card race entering play.

Giovanny Urshela's third-inning double tied it at 1. Carlos Santana scored on Bruce's single past a drawn-in infield, and then added an RBI double in the fifth.

Lindor hit his 28th homer in the seventh.

The Indians nearly pulled off two spectacular defensive plays in the first. Urshela, playing second base for the first time in the majors, made a diving stop behind the bag of Manny Machado's ground ball. Throwing from his back, Urshela nearly got Machado at first.

Machado took third on Adam Jones' single. Mancini hustled down the line to beat a strong throw from shortstop Lindor, who ranged behind second for his grounder.

The Indians went 11-0 on a road trip that ended Thursday. Cleveland extended the streak with a 5-0 win Friday in the opener of a 10-game homestand.

ROLLING ALONG

Cleveland slugger Edwin Encarnacion singled in the seventh and has reached base via a hit or walk in 32 consecutive games.

FOR STARTERS

Orioles right fielder Austin Hays made his first big league start, batting ninth and going 0 for 2. A third-round pick in the 2016 draft, Hays hit .329 with 32 homers and 95 RBIs before his promotion from Double-A Bowie.

NEXT MAN UP

Cleveland's winning streak has come with a pair of 2017 All-Stars on the disabled list - ace reliever Andrew Miller (right knee tendinitis) and left fielder Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle). Second baseman Jason Kipnis (strained right hamstring) is also on the DL.

''I remember there was a day in here a while back and I said something about this could be our time to shine,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''Guys get chances that maybe wouldn't of before.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: 2B Jose Ramirez (sore wrist) missed his third straight game. He hit seven homers and drove in nine runs during the team's unbeaten road trip.

UP NEXT

Baltimore right-hander Jeremy Hellickson makes his eighth start since being acquired from Philadelphia on July 28. He is 2-3 with a 6.87 ERA with the Orioles. Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer seeks to extend his career-long winning streak to nine games. He is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in four career starts against Baltimore.

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OriolesBAL71-71
100001000250
IndiansCLE86-56
00111010X490
  • W: J. Tomlin (9-9)L: G. Ynoa (1-1)S: C. Allen (25)
  • HR: BAL - T. Beckham (20), CLE - F. Lindor (28)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS41111010.287.335.465.8015.5
M. Machado 3B41100010.271.325.500.8251.5
J. Schoop 2B40000011.301.347.533.880-0.5
A. Jones CF40200000.282.319.472.7912.0
T. Mancini LF40110031.292.339.499.8380.5
C. Davis 1B30000012.219.313.431.744-0.5
M. Trumbo DH30000020.241.295.411.706-1.0
W. Castillo C30000000.296.333.510.8430.0
A. Hays RF20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- S. Smith RF10000010.262.345.447.792-0.5
  • a-struck out for Hays in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS41111001.272.333.490.8236.0
L. Chisenhall LF41100021.302.378.553.9321.0
C. Santana 1B31210100.264.371.479.8507.0
E. Encarnacion DH40100002.256.379.503.8821.0
J. Bruce RF40110002.257.323.516.8402.0
Y. Diaz 3B30100010.268.385.339.7240.5
E. Gonzalez 2B10000000.273.291.455.7460.0
B. Zimmer CF30000022.243.310.389.6992.0
Y. Gomes C41100023.229.309.384.6931.0
G. Urshela 3B30110010.227.276.277.5532.5
    BATTING
    • HR - T. Beckham (20)
    • RBI - T. Beckham (57), T. Mancini (74)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (31)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Santana 2 (35), G. Urshela (6)
    • HR - F. Lindor (28)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (72), C. Santana (77), J. Bruce (90), G. Urshela (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana (25)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Zimmer (18)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Ynoa (L, 1-1)4.27330204.191.40-2.0
    M. Givens1.10000202.551.024.0
    D. O'Day0.22111213.881.14-3.0
    D. Hart0.10000003.161.430.0
    B. Brach1.00000202.690.994.0
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Ynoa (L, 1-1)4.2
    M. Givens1.1
    D. O'Day0.2
    D. Hart0.1
    B. Brach1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Tomlin (W, 9-9)5.04220315.131.2717.5
    J. Smith (H, 19)1.01000203.141.013.0
    C. Breslow (H, 1)0.10000004.721.510.0
    D. Otero (H, 1)0.20000102.771.210.5
    B. Shaw (H, 21)1.00000303.191.234.5
    C. Allen (S, 25)1.00000102.651.2010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Tomlin (W, 9-9)5.0
    J. Smith (H, 19)1.0
    C. Breslow (H, 1)0.1
    D. Otero (H, 1)0.2
    B. Shaw (H, 21)1.0
    C. Allen (S, 25)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Givens (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 77-49, M. Givens 19-13, D. O'Day 23-14, D. Hart 7-4, B. Brach 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 6-6, M. Givens 1-1, B. Brach 1-0
    • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 21, M. Givens 5, D. O'Day 5, D. Hart, B. Brach 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 78-54, J. Smith 17-12, C. Breslow 3-3, D. Otero 11-8, B. Shaw 13-10, C. Allen 10-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 8-4, J. Smith 1-0, D. Otero 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 19, J. Smith 4, C. Breslow, D. Otero 2, B. Shaw 3, C. Allen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    OriolesBAL71-71
    100001000250
    IndiansCLE86-56
    00111010X490
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS41111010.287.335.465.8015.5
    M. Machado 3B41100010.271.325.500.8251.5
    J. Schoop 2B40000011.301.347.533.880-0.5
    A. Jones CF40200000.282.319.472.7912.0
    T. Mancini LF40110031.292.339.499.8380.5
    C. Davis 1B30000012.219.313.431.744-0.5
    M. Trumbo DH30000020.241.295.411.706-1.0
    W. Castillo C30000000.296.333.510.8430.0
    A. Hays RF20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    a- S. Smith RF10000010.262.345.447.792-0.5
    Total3225210104-----
    • a-struck out for Hays in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41111001.272.333.490.8236.0
    L. Chisenhall LF41100021.302.378.553.9321.0
    C. Santana 1B31210100.264.371.479.8507.0
    E. Encarnacion DH40100002.256.379.503.8821.0
    J. Bruce RF40110002.257.323.516.8402.0
    Y. Diaz 3B30100010.268.385.339.7240.5
    E. Gonzalez 2B10000000.273.291.455.7460.0
    B. Zimmer CF30000022.243.310.389.6992.0
    Y. Gomes C41100023.229.309.384.6931.0
    G. Urshela 3B30110010.227.276.277.5532.5
    Total3349411811-----
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Beckham (20)
      • RBI - T. Beckham (57), T. Mancini (74)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (31)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Santana 2 (35), G. Urshela (6)
      • HR - F. Lindor (28)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (72), C. Santana (77), J. Bruce (90), G. Urshela (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana (25)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Zimmer (18)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Ynoa (L, 1-1)4.27330204.191.40-2.0
      M. Givens1.10000202.551.024.0
      D. O'Day0.22111213.881.14-3.0
      D. Hart0.10000003.161.430.0
      B. Brach1.00000202.690.994.0
      Total8.0944181---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Ynoa (L, 1-1)4.2
      M. Givens1.1
      D. O'Day0.2
      D. Hart0.1
      B. Brach1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Tomlin (W, 9-9)5.04220315.131.2717.5
      J. Smith (H, 19)1.01000203.141.013.0
      C. Breslow (H, 1)0.10000004.721.510.0
      D. Otero (H, 1)0.20000102.771.210.5
      B. Shaw (H, 21)1.00000303.191.234.5
      C. Allen (S, 25)1.00000102.651.2010.5
      Total9.05220101---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Tomlin (W, 9-9)5.0
      J. Smith (H, 19)1.0
      C. Breslow (H, 1)0.1
      D. Otero (H, 1)0.2
      B. Shaw (H, 21)1.0
      C. Allen (S, 25)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Givens (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 77-49, M. Givens 19-13, D. O'Day 23-14, D. Hart 7-4, B. Brach 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 6-6, M. Givens 1-1, B. Brach 1-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 21, M. Givens 5, D. O'Day 5, D. Hart, B. Brach 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 78-54, J. Smith 17-12, C. Breslow 3-3, D. Otero 11-8, B. Shaw 13-10, C. Allen 10-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 8-4, J. Smith 1-0, D. Otero 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 19, J. Smith 4, C. Breslow, D. Otero 2, B. Shaw 3, C. Allen 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Lindor homered to right24
      • 6TH INNING
        Beckham homered to left23
      • 5TH INNING
        Santana doubled to left center, Chisenhall scored13
      • 4TH INNING
        Bruce singled to shallow right, Santana scored12
      • 3RD INNING
        Urshela doubled to left center, Gomes scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop, Machado scored, Jones to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Cody Allen relieved Bryan Shaw
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop flied out to left
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones lined out to right
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Dan Otero
        • Seth Smith hit for Austin Hays
        • S. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Brach relieved Donnie Hart
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Erik Gonzalez at second
        • Craig Breslow relieved Joe Smith
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis flied out to center
        • Dan Otero relieved Craig Breslow
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo struck out looking
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castillo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Darren O'Day relieved Mychal Givens
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor homered to right
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion reached on an infield single to shortstop, Santana to second
        • Donnie Hart relieved Darren O'Day
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bruce popped out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham homered to left
        • Joe Smith relieved Josh Tomlin
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to second
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones singled to right
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Givens Pitching:
        • J. Bruce: Bruce popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Diaz struck out on foul tip
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Zimmer hit by pitch
        • Y. Gomes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Zimmer stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hays: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hays grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Urshela flied out to deep left
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to first
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Foul, Foul, Chisenhall singled to shallow center
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana doubled to left center, Chisenhall scored
        • Mychal Givens relieved Gabriel Ynoa
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • C. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Santana doubled to deep right
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Encarnacion grounded out to first, Santana to third
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce singled to shallow right, Santana scored
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz singled to shallow center, Bruce to second
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zimmer struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Beckham grounded out to first
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • B. Zimmer: Ball, Foul, Zimmer flied out to center
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes singled to shallow left
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Urshela doubled to left center, Gomes scored
        • F. Lindor: Lindor flied out to deep right
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Chisenhall grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Trumbo lined out to right
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Castillo flied out to deep left
        • A. Hays: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hays grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion flied out to deep left
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce grounded out to first
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Diaz grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Beckham flied out to center
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado singled to shallow center
        • J. Schoop: Schoop flied out to right
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Jones singled to left center, Machado to third
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop, Machado scored, Jones to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lindor popped out to second
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)