Indians Lose for First Time Since Cavs Won NBA Title

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The Cleveland Indians lost for the first time since the Cleveland Cavaliers won the city’s first title in 52 years when the Tribe fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 on Saturday. The Indians, with timely hitting and a formidable starting five, had reeled off a franchise-record 14 straight games before Saturday’s loss. The game was tied at 6 when Toronto’s Josh Donaldson singled with two on and one out in the bottom of the eighth. Toronto’s Ezequiel Carrera, who was at second base, was called out at the plate on Donaldson’s single while attempting to score the tie-breaking run. But the Blue Jays challenged the call and it was overturned. The Blue Jays tacked on two more insurance run to make up the final score. Had the call stood, the game could have again gone to extra innings as Edwin Encarnacion struck out after Donaldson and would have recorded the third out. The Indians won their 14th consecutive game in an epic 19-inning marathon on Friday afternoon/evening. The Indians used nine relief pitchers and Trevor Bauer, who was slated to be Saturday’s starter, threw five shutout innings in a wild game that saw both teams fail to score multiple