Cleveland Indians pitcher Cory Kluber, had another spectacular outing. This time he struck out 13 batters, in the 7 innings he worked. He allowed just 7 hits and gave up only 3 earned runs. He walked only one, proving that he is indeed, a Cy Young winner.
Kluber has now struck out 50 batters, in the last 32 innings pitched. With the win the Indians have started to climb out of last place in the American League Central. Cleveland is now 22-25 on the season and are just 3 wins out of playing .500 baseball.
The Indians got some offensive help from Jason Kipnis, who has been on fire since moving into the lead-off spot. He had 2 RBI's in last nights game, and is hitting incredibly well as of late.
Cleveland jumped into the lead early in the game when Indians right fielder Brandon Moss homered to center field to give the Tribe a 1-0 lead in the 2nd.
The lead wouldn't last long, Mariners catcher Mike Zunino homered in the 3rd to tie the game at 1.
In the 4th, the Indians would get things going offensively. Cleveland scored 3 runs to take a 4-1 lead. Kipnis singled to left to drive in Moss. Then Aviles was safe at 1st, on an error by Seattle short-stop Chris Taylor, which allowed Ramírez to score.
Michael Brantley would then hit a grounder to 1st base, he was out but it allowed Bourn to score. Just like that the Tribe was on top 4-1.
The Indians got another run in the 6th and Seattle would add 2 more in the 6th to make it 5-3 in favor of the Indians. That's the way the game ended and the Cleveland Indians would win their second game in a row.
Cleveland got off to a slow start this season. They are now 8-2 in their last 10 games, and continue to show improvement. If they can continue to win, they should make it an interesting season. They have a solid starting rotation, and the bats are starting to come around folks.
I have a feeling, Kluber is going to continue to pitch well. Stay tuned folks, this is going to get interesting.
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