The Cleveland Indians sent starter Corey Kluber to the mound for the first game in the series against the Kansas City Royals. Kluber delivered 7-2/3's innings of shut-out baseball. He pitched a sensational game and he only allowed 3 hits in the game.
Kluber has to be turning some heads this season. I don't think anyone thought this guy would be the pitcher we are seeing each time he gets a start. Kluber continues to perform better in each game. In last nights game he only walked 3 while striking out 8.
The guy has quickly become one of the most dependable pitchers in the Indians starting rotation. The team can count on him to go out their and give them a solid performance. Each time he starts he seems to do better than the last game.
The Indians got the win last night and the Tribes offense was able to put 3 runs on the board. The Indians scored all 3 runs in the 7th inning. The Tribes first run came off a Carlos Santana single to center that drove in Jason Kipnis and the other 2 runs came from a double that Michael Bourn hit when he was sent into pinch hit in the 7th,
Bourn's double drove in Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana. The Indians are now in a 2 game win streak and still sit behind the Tigers by 2-1/2 games in the A.L. Central. They have 2 games left before the All-Star break and they are in contention this season folks at 5 games above .500 with a record of 49-44.
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