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Carrasco overcomes home runs, bugs as Indians beat Astros

Carlos Carrasco wasn't about to let a bug in his eye get in the way of winning a game.

Carrasco overcame the bug — followed by a home run one batter later — and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Wednesday night.

The game-time temperature was 87 degrees, causing swarms of midges to journey from Lake Erie to the muggy ballpark. A bug flew into Carrasco's left eye as he threw a pitch to Yuli Gurriel in the fourth inning.

"That was weird," he said. "I tried to throw a curveball and maybe threw it 20 feet."

Carrasco bent over and a trainer made a brief visit to the mound. Gurriel singled on the next pitch and...

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