CHICAGO (AP) — In a season where the Cleveland Indians hope to get one more win than last year, the team has a chance to take its best stretch of baseball farther than a year ago.
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 by the eventual American League champions who lost the World Series in Game 7 to the Chicago Cubs.
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…