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Tribe rallies in 9th, walks off in 10th for 22nd straight win

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CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians added a walk-off win to a streak that has had everything.

Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning as the Indians rallied for their 22nd straight win to extend their AL record, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night to move within four wins of matching the 1916 New York Giants for the longest streak in major league history.

Ramirez led off the 10th with a hard hit into right-center off Brandon Maurer (2-2) that he turned into a double with a head-first slide. After Edwin Encarnacion walked, Bruce, the recent arrival who hit a 3-run homer in win No. 21 on Wednesday, ripped a 2-0 pitch into the right-field corner.

The Indians were down to their last strike in the ninth before Francisco Lindor hit a tying double.

Leishman opens with a 62 to lead BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Marc Leishman left his clubs in the garage during his week break from the FedEx Cup playoffs and it didn't make a difference.

He had 10 birdies in his opening round of 9-under 62 and built a two-shot lead over Jason Day and Charley Hoffman on Thursday in the BMW Championship.

Jordan Spieth had a bogey-free 65, while Phil Mickelson shot 66.

Red Sox 6

Athletics 2

BOSTON - Drew Pomeranz pitched six innings of 1-run ball, and Andrew Benintendi had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox past the Oakland Athletics 6-2.

WEDNESDAY

Braves 8

Nationals 2

WASHINGTON - Dansby Swanson smacked a bases-loaded, 2-run single off Washington ace Max Scherzer in the seventh inning, Matt Kemp hit a grand slam two batters later and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 8-2 on Wednesday.