Indians' John Axford 18 for 18 in Oscars picks

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.



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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After converting 49 consecutive saves from 2011 to early 2012, John Axford has another streak going.

The Cleveland Indians closer went 18 for 18 on his Academy Awards picks.

Axford made the projections after the Indians' game Sunday on his Facebook page. Last year Axford was correct on 14 of his 15 Oscar selections; he picked Steven Spielberg as best director for "Lincoln" and Ang Lee won for "Life of Pi."

There are 24 Oscar categories and Axford said on Twitter he will predict them all next year.

Axford left Milwaukee and agreed in December to a $4.5 million, one-year deal with Cleveland, where he will replace Chris Perez as closer.

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