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Trevor Bauer holds a teammate, but not the lead, in Indians victory
Trevor Bauer holds a teammate, but not the lead, in Indians victory

It was the third inning of a scoreless game when Trevor Bauer felt inspired, stood up from the bench in the visitors' dugout at Dodger Stadium and gave Indians center fielder Michael Brantley a hug. “Just kind of felt like he could use a hug,” said Bauer, the Indians’ starting pitcher in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon. Brantley, he noted, has run into a streak of bad luck at the plate. Maybe Bauer, a star at Hart High in Newhall and an All-American at UCLA making his first start at Dodger Stadium, was also looking for some karmic assistance. The third overall selection in the 2011 draft has made strides this season. At home in Cleveland,...

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