NOTEBOOK From Jacobs Field



Streaking: Tribe outfielder Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a home run on Friday to extend his career-best hitting streak to 14 games. He's batting .389 over that stretch with four home runs and 13 RBIs. His double in the fifth inning was just inches from being a home run, which would have given him his first multi-homer game of his career. "I'm no power hitter," he said, "but I can still hit it out."
Fan support: Several Indians players mentioned the team's fan support as a big reason for their recent success. "It's been great," said Crisp. "It feels like a playoff atmosphere and it's because of the fans. They were really pumped up and they did a good job today."
Freaky Friday: The Indians improved to 35-35 all-time on Friday the 13th, while the Twins/Senators are 43-29 all-time. The 43 wins are tied for third-best in history with the Yankees. This just goes to show you that Major League Baseball keeps way too many statistics.
What was he thinking? Twins catcher Henry Blanco tried to throw out Matt Lawton stealing with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning. Problem was, Lawton wasn't stealing and no one was covering second. As the throw went into center field, Lawton moved up a base and, one pitch later, scored on Omar Vizquel's double.
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