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Bauer, Bourn lead Indians to fifth straight win

Plus, Bauer entertains with batting stance theater.

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Cleveland 5 - Pittsburgh 2

Trevor Bauer leads Indians in 5-2 victory over the Pirates - Let's Go Tribe - The Cleveland Indians defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Friday evening thanks in part to Trevor Bauer's strong pitching performance. Bauer allowed just two runs over 6.1 innings and also entertained his teammates during a 7th inning at-bat.

Tribe battles rain, Bucs for 5th straight win | indians.com - A trio of early runs and another solid start led the Indians to their fifth straight win, a 5-2 victory over the Pirates on a rainy Friday night at PNC Park.

Bourn breaks out with three-RBI night | indians.com - In Cleveland's 5-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park, Michael Bourn was an offensive catalyst, using a double and single to drive home three crucial runs from the eight-hole.

Casual Friday: Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer flies drone, mimics teammates, then stymies Pirates in 5-2 victory | cleveland.com - Trevor Bauer had himself a casual Friday. He flew his drone above the seats at PNC Park. He used the device to snap photos of the field and its breathtaking backdrop of the Allegheny River and the Roberto Clemente Bridge. He impersonated a few of his teammates as he drew a nine-pitch walk.

Bauer imitates batting stances to rave reviews | indians.com - Trevor Bauer was waiting for the right moment. When he stepped into the batter's box in the seventh inning on Friday night, the Indians pitcher saw an opportunity and seized it.

Other Tribe News

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' about Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber -- Terry Pluto (photos, video) | cleveland.com - We can now say that Carrasco is the real thing, and not just because he was one strike away from a no-hitter in his victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Two Carlos Carrascos In Two Weeks | FanGraphs Baseball - Jeff Sullivan breaks down the differences in Carlos Carrasco's two starts versus Tampa Bay.

Carrasco reminds us that prospects can take a while | FOX Sports - Wednesday night, Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco came within one measly pitch of throwing the Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981. If nothing else, Carrasco also alerted the world that he’s really good. But oh, how long it took!

Down on the Farm

Bobby Bradley powers past Bradley Zimmer, Luigi Rodriguez: Cleveland Indians Class A Report | cleveland.com - Lake County teenage first baseman Bobby Bradley's 13 home runs led all Indians minor-leaguers while Lynchburg's Bradley Zimmer, Luigi Rodriguez and Nellie Rodriguez continued to pound the ball.

Carlos Moncrief can be a plus for the Akron RubberDucks - Cleveland Indians Class AA Report | cleveland.com - Five Akron RubberDucks picked to be Eastern League All-Stars.

Cleveland Indians Class AAA report: Jesus Aguilar and Tyler Holt make International League All-Star team | cleveland.com - The Columbus Clippers' Jesus Aguilar and Tyler Holt are in the Class AAA International League All-Star Game.

LOOK: Indians' Class A team plays in Ohio State football jerseys - CBSSports.com - The Lake County Captains did it all as part of "Ohio Night" on Thursday.

Around the Horn

Rangers designate Neftali Feliz for assignment, activate Matt Harrison | HardballTalk - In a shocking move, the Rangers designated Neftali Feliz for assignment to clear roster space for Matt Harrison

Kevin Kiermaier singled in the 12th inning and then A PIGEON FLEW AT HIS FACE | MLB.com.