Franmil Reyes came into Friday with five major league at-bats against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ivan Nova. The Cleveland Indians slugger, though, has been facing his cousin for most of his life. Reyes hit a long home run off Nova, and the Indians beat Detroit for a club-record 18th consecutive time, topping the Tigers 10-5 on Friday night.
Asdrúbal Cabrera smashes a solo home run to right-center field, extending the Nationals' lead to 7-1 in the 7th inning
Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one run and four hits in his first taste of the storied rivalry in front of empty seats. Cole, who came within one strike of a win his previous start before getting pulled, moved closer to the all-time record of 24 consecutive victories by Carl Hubbell in 1936-37.