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For Jim Thome, life is a highway

Indians slugger to get street named after him in hometown of Peoria. Oh, and Cleveland wins.

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Cleveland 7 - Milwaukee 5

Michael Brantley leads Cleveland Indians comeback victory over Milwaukee Brewers - Let's Go Tribe - The Tribe came off the ropes in exciting fashion to score six unanswered runs, but then had to survive a furious 9th inning Brewers rally.

Indians rally to halt Brewers' win streak | MLB.com - Onetime Brewers prospect Michael Brantley burned his former team for four hits and four RBIs in leading the Indians to a 7-5 win at Miller Park on Wednesday and a split of this two-game Interleague series.

Cleveland Indians beat Milwaukee, 7-5, despite hitting into four double plays | cleveland.com - It has been one strange trip for the Indians. They earned a series split Wednesday with a 7-5 victory over Milwaukee despite hitting into eight double plays in the two-game set.

Other Tribe News

House passes bill to name Peoria street after Jim Thome | WEEK News 25 - News, Sports, Weather - Peoria, Illinois | Top Stories - A bill to rename part of Route 24 after Jim Thome unanimously passed in the Illinois State House.

Recharged Brantley delivering for Tribe | MLB.com - The exception to Cleveland's issues with runners in scoring position took it to the team that originally drafted him, finishing a triple shy of a cycle in a four-hit, four-RBI performance to conclude Cleveland's five-game road trip.

Michael Brantley on clutch hitting: "I try to get the runners in. . .point blank and simple" | cleveland.com - The Indians have been fighting a team-wide epidemic of hitting with runners in scoring position since the start of the season. Brantley has been immune.

Don’t count out Indians just yet - Cleveland Jewish News: Les Levine - The Indians’ offense isn't very good. However, their pitching is. And, as baseball fans know, pitching is the name of the game.

Akron RubberDucks to play in their first nationally televised game - Crain's Cleveland Business - The Thursday, July 23, matchup against the Altoona Curve will be broadcast from Canal Park on CBS Sports as part of network's Minor League Game of the Week.

Around the Horn

Tigers in Transition: Justin Verlander and the definition of insanity | HardballTalk - Justin Verlander can't pitch the same way he did when he was in his early 20s and expect to be successful. Justin Verlander, however, does not yet believe that.

The Price Of A Beer At Every Major League Baseball Stadium In 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | VinePair - infographic reveals the least and most expensive Major League Baseball stadiums to buy a beer at in 2015.

What’s Happened to Teams That Traded for Aces? | FanGraphs Baseball - No team that has recently traded for an ace has won the World Series.

Trading-Deadline Minor-League Talent Arsenals – AL | FanGraphs Baseball - How are teams equipped to make that prospects for veteran(s) trade?

Charlie Blackmon on Beating the Shift | FanGraphs Baseball - Bunt. Often.