CLEVELAND -- Elvis Andrus singled in his last at-bat on Friday night. That gave him a 27-game hitting streak against the Indians, tied for the longest against one opponent in club history. Ivan Rodriguez hit in 27 straight against the Rays in 1998-2000.
Andrus ended up going 1-for-5 and had two errors on defense. But manager Ron Washington said that's not why he decided to use Andrus at designated hitter on Saturday.
"He's done well, I've just played him more this year than I wanted," Washington said. "But Elvis is fine. What made me play him more than I wanted is we are always grinding trying to win ballgames. Nothing has been easy this year. That's how come Elvis stayed out there."
Andrus now has 15 errors, tied for the third most in the American League, and four in his last eight games. Prior to that he committed four in a stretch of 68 games.