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Run support issues continue to plague Corey Kluber

In Tuesday's news & notes, Corey Kluber retires hitters, whereas Bruce Chen simply retires. Plus Hoynesie uses the words "David Murphy" and "indispensable" in the same sentence.

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Indians 1, White Sox 2

Indians fall to White Sox in extra innings | Let's Go Tribe (USSChoo)
Kluber dominant, but Indians fall in extras | indians.com
Corey Kluber strikes out 12, but Cleveland Indians lose to White Sox, 2-1, in 10 innings | cleveland.com

Even another superb night from Corey Kluber couldn't save the Tribe from another defeat, as the bats yet again failed to offer him any real run support. Carlos Santana was a late scratch, missing his second game in a row due to back spasms.

Indians news & notes

Cleveland Indians pitcher Bruce Chen retiring after 22 years in the Majors | Let's Go Tribe (Matt Lyons)
Left-hander Bruce Chen retired, but not forgotten | cleveland.com

Bruce Chen has finally called it a career after being DFA by the Indians after two poor starts.

Cleveland Indians activate Mike Aviles, option right-hander Austin Adams | cleveland.com

As the No.8 reliever, Adams became disposable after Carrasco's complete game on Sunday night, since in any case he would have been sent down to make room for Shaun Marcum tomorrow.

Has David Murphy gone from trade chip to indispensable for Cleveland Indians? | cleveland.com

Arguably, Murphy's recent good form is making him more tradeable rather than less, as the Tribe might seek to cash in/cash out as soon as the season is well and truly dead and buried.

Tidbits from around MLB

GM Dan Jennings to be named the Marlins new manager. And it’s a terrible idea. | HardballTalk
Dan Jennings’ hire as the Marlins manager came as "an epiphany" | HardballTalk

This doesn't feel like it will end well.

Whatever happened to Cardinals and RedSox slugger Allen Craig?  | FOX Sports

Rob Neyer looks at the sharp decline of Allen Craig, who will now be plying his trade in Pawtucket. Craig was obliged to accept an AAA assignment in order to keep the checks coming in on the $25.5MM that remains on his contract thru the end of 2017.

Hosmer’s Odyssey: Is it finally time to believe in Kansas City’s mercurial first baseman? | Grantland

Eric Hosmer's breakout season gets the Jonah Keri treatment.

Pitchers with multiple Madduxes in the same season | Ground Ball with Eyes

Jason Lukehart analyzes Shelby Miller's recent accomplishment of two Madduxes in his last three games.