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Tribe go 19 to win club-best 14th in row

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana, right, celebrates his home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole during the 19th inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Friday, July 1, 2016. The Indians won 2-1 in 19 innings. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) A franchise-best 14th straight win sure didn't come easy for the Cleveland Indians.

Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday.

"I guess if you're going to set a record, you might as well do it the hard way," Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer said.


Mets' Wright unlikely to return in 2016

NEW YORK (AP) David Wright walked stiffly from the clubhouse to the corridor outside the Mets batting cage, stood in front of a wall, a large white bandage covering the skin just below his Adam's apple.

"I plan on coming back and being the player that I feel like I'm capable of being," he said. "When this heals, it should be as good as new."


MLB hits BoSox with international FA ban

NEW YORK (AP) The Boston Red Sox were banned from signing international amateur free agents for one year, a penalty assessed after Major League Baseball concluded the team broke rules on signing bonuses last summer.

MLB concluded the Red Sox and buscones - local trainer/representatives of the players - worked together to evade a $300,000 cap on signing bonuses to five Venezuelan prospects who were 16 at the time: right-hander Cesar Gonzalez, infielders Antonio Pinero and Eduardo Torrealba, and outfielders Albert Guaimaro and Simon Muzziotti.


Blue Jays' Encarnacion, Gibbons ejected

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion and manager John Gibbons have been ejected in the first inning of Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians.

Encarnacion was ejected by home plate umpire Vic Carapazza after arguing a called third strike to end the first, an inning in which all three Blue Jays batters were called out on strikes.


Rodney to be setup man for Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) Manager Don Mattingly says newly acquired closer Fernando Rodney will work primarily as a setup man for A.J. Ramos in the Miami Marlins' bullpen.

Rodney joined his new team on Friday, a day after San Diego traded him for a minor league pitcher. The Marlins view Rodney as adding strength to an already solid group of relievers.


Red Sox activate Holt from 15-day DL

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have activated utility player Brock Holt from the disabled list and sent infielder Mike Miller to Triple-A.

Holt was originally placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list as of May 19. He was transferred to the 15-day DL last month.


Twins welcome back Sano, demote Park

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Miguel Sano has returned to the Minnesota Twins, the experiment with making him a right fielder likely over.

The Twins recalled Sano on Friday from his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Rochester, after a 27-game absence because of a strained left hamstring. He was in the lineup at third base against the Texas Rangers, batting third.


Cardinals place Siegrist on DL with mono

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed reliever Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day disabled list with mononucleosis.

The move is retroactive to June 30 and was announced Friday.


Kershaw heads to 15-day DL, has epidural

MILWAUKEE (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday's game in Milwaukee.

"Clayton yesterday got an epidural, so at this point we're going to put him on the disabled list," Robert said. "And use the All-Star break, obviously, with the four days. And in the coming days, we should know more how that epidural . how he responds to that and that will give us some more direction."


Dodgers acquire RHP Norris from Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran pitcher Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves.

The move Thursday comes on the same day the Dodgers said ace Clayton Kershaw will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury

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