Behind the numbers: Indians 15 wins means $1 million in free stuff

Behind the numbers: Indians 15 wins means $1 million in free stuff

Behind the numbers: Indians 15 wins means $1 million in free stuff

Kluber, who won the Cy Young in 2014, retired 20 of the final 22 White Sox batters he faced after Jose Abreu went deep in the first inning.

"One game at a time", Indians starter Corey Kluber said.

Matt Harvey (5-4) earned his first win since May 28, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings.

The Yankees blasted four home runs in a 9-1 win over the Orioles, including one from Aaron Judge (39), who passed Frank Robinson and Wally Berger for the second-most home runs hit by a rookie.

It has already become lore how Universal Windows Direct paid for insurance on their promotion that gave away rebates for window work done earlier in the season in the occurrence that the Tribe reached that mark in a short two month *ahem* window.

Francisco Lindor hit a lead-off triple and scored on an Austin Jackson double. And Encarnacion, Cleveland's major offseason free-agent splurge, has hit 11 homers since August 11 with an OPS north of 1.000. It breaks the record set previous year by Cleveland for the franchise's longest win streak.

The Pirates' Jameson Taillon (7-6) allowed six runs and 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings, with one walk and three strikeouts.

The Tribe beat the White Sox on Wednesday, 5-1, for 14 wins in a row.

The defense has been outstanding and needs to be given partial credit for the limited runs allowed.

Carlos Santana has been ridiculous at first base as he has taken the AL-lead in DRS (+8) as he continues to state his case for a Gold Glove Award. The catching duo of Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes continues to be the best pair of defensive backstops in Major League Baseball.

But maybe the most impressive part about the team's 15-game run, and there are many, is the level of playing time from players that spent the majority of their seasons with the Columbus Clippers or even the Akron RubberDucks. And while the D-Backs are unquestionably scorching hot, they are not the team that can lay claim to being the toastiest - or the best - in baseball right now.

Chicago had 13 hits, including eight for extra bases, as the offense broke out after totaling four runs in the first three games of the series.

The Indians and Dodgers are both very good teams, and the Dodgers are probably a little bit better, all things considered, than the Indians.

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