LONDON -- Novak Djokovic is playing for a lot more than just a record-tying sixth title at the ATP finals.The second-ranked Serb is also looking to reclaim the No. 1 ranking.Djokovic won his third straight match at the season-ending tournament on Thursday, beating David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 at the O2 Arena to finish group play undefeated for the fourth time in the past five years.But there are some more matches to play before the 12-time Grand Slam champion can be assured of finishing another season as the top-ranked player.Everything has been going ... in a positive direction. Ive been playing better and better as I proceed in the tournament, Djokovic said.Andy Murray took over the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic this month at the Paris Masters. But if Djokovic does better than Murray this weekend at the ATP finals, he will jump back ahead and finish the season on top for the third straight season and the fifth time in six years.Thats something you wish for, to have everything in your hands, not to depend on other players, Djokovic said. In this particular case, Im glad its like that.Murray, meanwhile, is looking to extend his stay at the top through the offseason for the first time. He plays his third group match on Friday against U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka.Djokovic had already qualified for the semifinals after winning his opening two matches at the O2. The second semifinal spot from the group went to Milos Raonic, who beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3.Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon final this year but lost to Murray, ended up with 13 aces and 31 winners against Goffin.I stepped up when I had an opportunity in the tiebreak. I stepped up at the beginning of the second set and the end of it, Raonic said. Theres a lot definitely to be proud of, playing under that kind of pressure.Raonic also said he got some tips this week from John McEnroe, who worked with the Canadian during the grass-court season.He shares a lot of wisdom with me, a lot of his opinions. I respect that, Raonic said. It was a big plus to have him there.Goffin was making his debut at the tournament on Thursday, filling in for the injured Gael Monfils.The 11th-ranked Belgian didnt get much chance against Djokovic, earning only one break point -- and that in the final game of the match. Djokovic, meanwhile, converted four of his six break points, two in each set.It was not easy, said Goffin, an alternate who found out on Wednesday he would be facing Djokovic. I didnt feel really well. I didnt feel the rhythm. My groundstrokes, my best weapons, were not there. Its not easy against Novak when its like that.Djokovic is a five-time champion at the eight-man finals. He has won 21 of his last 22 matches at the O2 since 2012, including four straight titles.He also won the title in 2008, when the tournament was in Shanghai, so another victory on Sunday will put him even with Roger Federer as six-time champions.Djokovic opened the match against Goffin with two double-faults, but he didnt do much wrong after that. He ended up winning 83 percent of the points on his first serve, even with four double-faults in the first set.Another match won, but more work ahead.I always try to really take the last drop of energy, whatever is left in my body, to perform as well as I can, Djokovic said, and finish off the season in the best possible way. Ricardo Allen Jersey . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Vic Beasley Jersey . 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With every pitch -- fastball, slider, curveball, changeup -- everything. The whole game.Carrasco (10-7) posted the 10th double-digit strikeout game of his career, three this season. He allowed six hits and walked one in 7 1/3 innings, leading first-place Cleveland to its fourth straight win.Cleveland scored three times in the first and once in the second off Andrew Cashner (4-11). Abraham Almontes two-run double pushed the lead to 6-0 in the fifth.J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer off Jeff Manship in the eighth for Miami, which has lost six of seven.Carrasco has won three of his last four decisions but was hit hard in the loss, allowing seven runs and lasting only four innings against Texas last Saturday.I was disappointed in myself, he said. I went for five days working hard and tried to get my mind back the way I started the year.Indians manager Terry Francona said: He had a good week of work and then he pitched really well tonight.Miami manager Don Mattingly was impressed with Carrascos performance.Their guy was really good and handcuffed us the whole night long. He made great pitches, Mattingly said.Cashner, who is 0-4 in six starts since being acquired from San Diego on July 29, allowed six runs, six hits and six walks in five innings. He was scratched from his previous turn because of a blister on his finger.Cleveland took advantage of Cashners inability to find the strike zone in the first. The right-hander walked three in the inning, including Mike Napoli with the bases loaded.Carlos Santana drew a leadoff walk. Jason Kipnis was ruled to have checcked his swing on a 3-2 pitch, a call Mattingly disagreed with from the dugout.dddddddddddd. 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