Indians continue winning
The Indians and Blue Jays played to a draw until Carlos Santana's 19th-inning home run broke a 1-1 tie Friday. It was the latest home run by an Indians player since June 14, 1963, when Willie Kirkland hit one in the 19th against the Washington Senators in the second game of a doubleheader.
Friday's game spanned six hours, 13 minutes.
The Indians' bullpen pitched 13 innings with no runs, four hits and 10 strikeouts, the most scoreless innings in relief for the Indians since 1916. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Indians are the first team in major league history to extend a winning streak to 14 games or longer by winning a game of more than 14 innings.
A look the Indians-Blue Jays game by the numbers:
$631.7 million: Money committed to NBA free agents during game
606: Pitches (most in game this season)
151: Plate appearances
41: Players used (19 players pitched, including two position players)
34: Runners left on base (the teams were a combined 2-for-22 with runners in scoring position)
25 1/3: Combined innings pitched in relief (13 scoreless by Indians ties franchise record)
With the win, the Indians have 14 straight victories overall, which is the longest win streak in franchise history and longest by an American League team since the 2002 Athletics won 20 straight.
V-Mart and Fulmer make their mark
Victor Martinez had his third multi-homer game of the season and the 10th of his career. He had one multi-homer game from 2011-15. His six RBIs were his most since July 16, 2004, when he had seven against the Mariners as a member of the Indians.
Martinez homered from both sides of the plate Friday. His seventh-inning home run was calculated at 399 feet, with an apex of 166 feet, the highest in MLB this season.
Michael Fulmer pitched seven scoreless innings with two hits and 10 strikeouts. He has allowed three earned runs in 51 1/3 innings in his last eight starts.
How Fulmer won
Fulmer threw strikes on 72 percent of his pitches, the highest strike rate of his career.
Fulmer started eight of 24 hitters (33 percent) with a splitter, the highest first-pitch splitter rate of his career. He retired seven of the eight hitters against whom he threw a first-pitch splitter, with the exception being a walk.
The splitter wasn't just a starting pitch, it was a finishing pitch. Rays hitters were 0-for-9 with five strikeouts against it. The five strikeouts with his splitter were a career high for Fulmer, who induced eight misses on 13 swings against it, a 62 percent miss rate (second-highest of his career).