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Indians' Trevor Bauer enters "Twilight Zone," emerges with win

Strange things were afoot at Progressive Field

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Cleveland 4 - Houston 2

Trevor Bauer victorious in Twilight Zone | indians.com - Bauer said following the contest that he had been pitching in the Twilight Zone.

David Murphy's late heroics help the Indians beat the Astros 4-2 - Let's Go Tribe - Trevor Bauer was outstanding yet again, holding one of the league's best offenses to two runs over eight innings of work.

Indians top Astros on double by David Murphy | MLB.com - David Murphy hit a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie as the Indians secured a 4-2 victory at Progressive Field on Wednesday night.

David Murphy's double makes Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians 4-2 winners over Houston | cleveland.com - Manager Terry Francona rode the hot bat of David Murphy to victory Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

Other Tribe News

Cleveland Indians fans battling frustration while waiting for Carlos Santana and team to get hot: Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com - Terry Pluto: A hot second half by Carlos Santana is a necessary ingredient for a Tribe revival this season.

Cleveland Indians mascot Slider poses "naked" for ESPN - Slider posed "naked" in hopes of making it onto the cover of the ESPN Magazine Body Issue.

Is Cleveland's rotation cursed? | FOX Sports - If you're looking for someone to blame for Cleveland's place in the standings, start with a sluggish offense (20th in runs) and lousy team defense.

For Akron RubberDucks, rebranding and promotions are paying off - Crain's Cleveland Business - Since owner Ken Babby bought the team three years ago, the RubberDucks' marketing strategies have translated to a 27.7% boost in attendance, and the front office brass thinks the team is more in line with the city and the community than the Ducks' predecessor.

Around the Horn

Don’t Be Fooled By Baseball’s Small-Budget Success Stories | FiveThirtyEight - Evidence suggests that the relationship between money and winning is as strong now as it’s been any time in the free-agency era.

The Savant of Spray Charts: Meet the New Star of Baseball Analytics | Rolling Stone - The Savant of Spray Charts: Why would Daren Willman give away his baseball analytics for free? Meet the unassuming new king of MLB stats.

Take me out to 30 ballgames | news @ Northeastern - It might seem crazy, but that’s how North­eastern alumnus Ben Lavoie spent the summer after his senior year: trav­eling across the country to catch a ball­game at all 30 stadiums.

Home Run Derby contestants announced | MLB.com - A newly formatted Home Run Derby will feature a couple of legendary sluggers and a pair of the best power-hitting rookies to come along in quite some time.