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Murphy's double leads Bauer, Indians over Astros 4-2

By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) - David Murphy drove in two runs with a double in the eighth inning to send Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Murphy, who came in 3-for-9 vs. left-handers this season, snapped a 2-2 tie by pulling a pitch from lefty Joe Thatcher (1-3) over right fielder Preston's Tucker's head, scoring rookie Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley.

Bauer (8-5) allowed Evan Gattis' two-run homer in the first but settled down nicely, allowing six hits and no walks in eight innings. The right-hander retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced.

Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 17th save.

With the score tied 2-2, Lindor doubled with one out in the seventh, barely beating left fielder Colby Rasmus' throw to second with a head-first slide. Brantley walked and Murphy, a Houston native batting .368 in his last 49 games, came through with his clutch double.

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