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Reyes hits a home run; Indians beat Tigres for the 18th time


Dominican Franmil Reyes of the Cleveland Indians congratulates his compatriot Domingo Santana, who hit a three-run homer on Friday, August 14, 2020, against the Detroit Tigers

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Franmil Reyes hit a home run and produced three runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the 18th consecutive time on Friday, this time 10-5.

The 18 wins in a row are a record for the Cleveland franchise. Previously, the Indians’ best streak against the same rival was 17 wins over the Baltimore Orioles in 1954.

Aaron Civale (2-2) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Tigers. He allowed four touchdowns and eight hits over six innings, in which he gave away a walk.

Iván Nova (1-1) allowed eight runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings, during which he walked two, to take the loss.

The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, thanks to a club from Reyes, between left and center field. The ball landed about 462 feet from home plate.

For the Indians, Venezuelans César Hernández 5-1, Sandy León 2-0. The Dominicans José Ramírez 4-1 with one scored and one RBI, Carlos Santana 3-0 with two runs, Reyes 4-2 with three runs and three produced, Domingo Santana 3-1 with one run and three RBIs. Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor 5-1 with a run scored.

For the Tigers, Venezuelans Víctor Reyes 4-2, Miguel Cabrera 4-0. The Dominican Jeimer Candelario 4-2 with two runs scored. Puerto Rican Willi Castro 3-1 with an RBI.