CLEVELAND -- Jose Ramirez homered and had three RBIs, Francisco Lindor tripled and drove in four runs, and Carlos Carrasco pitched six scoreless innings as the Cleveland Indians won their 19th game in a row, an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night at Progressive Field.
The 19-game winning streak ties the Indians with the 1947 New York Yankees for the third-longest winning streak in the major leagues since 1900, according to STATS. The 1935 Chicago Cubs won 21 in a row, and the 2002 Oakland A's had a 20-game winnings streak.
Lindor's three-run triple in the second inning and Ramirez's two-run homer in the fourth provided the bulk of the offense for the Indians, who during their streak have outscored opponents 132-32. Indians pitchers have six shutouts during the streak and a major-league-leading 18 for the season.
Carrasco (15-6) allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out nine. Danny Salazar tossed two innings and Zach McAllister pitched the ninth to close out the win.
Detroit starter Myles Jaye (1-1) took the bulk of the punishment, as the Indians reached him for seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.
The Indians, who scored first in 17 of the first 18 games of their winning streak, scored first in this one.
In the second inning, Carlos Santana led off with a walk and went to second on a single to left by Yandy Diaz. Yan Gomes followed with a single to center, scoring Santana with the first run. A bunt single by Greg Allen loaded the bases with no outs.
Lindor then drove a triple into the gap in right-center field, scoring all three runners and giving Cleveland a 4-0 lead. One out later, Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-0.
The Indians kept up the assault in the fourth inning. With one out, Lindor reached on an infield single. Lonnie Chisenhall struck out for the second out, but Ramirez belted a two-run home run into the seats in right field for his 26th home run, giving the Indians a 7-0 lead.
NOTES: Indians 2B Jose Ramirez was removed from the game in the sixth inning for precautionary reasons with a bruised left forearm. ... Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer will undergo season-ending ulnar nerve transposition surgery in his right elbow on Tuesday. Fulmer, who was 10-12 with a 3.83 ERA in 25 starts this season, is expected to be fully recovered from the surgery by the start of spring training. ... The Tigers have purchased the contract of OF Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo, and they gave RHP Arcenio Leon his unconditional release. ... Indians manager Terry Francona said he is considering 2B Jason Kipnis as a possible replacement for Bradley Zimmer in center field. Zimmer broke a bone in his left hand on Sunday, and he will undergo surgery on Tuesday. ... Cleveland LHP Andrew Miller (right knee tendinitis) threw a simulated game Monday afternoon, and he could be activated off the disabled list this week.
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