Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched a great game but lost to the Astros, 2-0, on Monday.
Insight: Kluber threw 7 1/3 innings and allowed just two runs. The first came in the sixth when Jose Altuve singled with two outs, stole second and then scored on George Springer's single. The second came when relief pitcher Scott Atchison couldn't strand Jed Lowrie in the eighth. Lowrie scored on a sacrifice fly. Kluber had seven strikeouts, two walks and allowed three hits.
9/26/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber threw eight shutout innings with 11 strikeouts and two walks to win his 18th game of the season.
Insight: With Felix Hernandez allowing eight runs in his final start of the year, Kluber caps off a wonderful year with this masterful start and may have moved in front of King Felix for the American League Cy Young award. Kluber is 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts in 235 2/3 innings. He leads the AL in strikeouts, is tied for the lead in wins, is second in innings and third in ERA.
9/21/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is making a case for the Cy Young.
Insight: It may sound crazy, but after a ridiculous eight inning, 14-strikeout performance, Kluber definitely deserves some consideration. He is now 17-9 with a 2.53 ERA, pitching in an extremely tough division.
9/21/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has been on a tear heading into his Sunday start against the Twins.
Insight: He is 3-0 over his last three starts with a 1.11 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Kluber has been a pleasant surprise all year for Cleveland, sporting a 16-9 record with a 2.54 ERA and 1.11 WHIP overall.
9/17/2014 12:03:00 AM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 14 batters against the Astros on Tuesday to win his 16th game of the season.
Insight: Kluber pitched seven innings, allowed one run, seven hits, and walked just two. He is 16-9 with a 2.42 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 244 strikeouts in 219 innings this year. Kluber is ranked sixth or higher in every one of those categories in the American League.
9/11/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched eight and 2/3 innings, allowed two runs on eight hits, struck out seven and walked none as Cleveland defeated Minnesota, 8-2, in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday.
Insight: Kluber pitched into the ninth and had yielded just one run through eight innings. He tossed up three singles to the first four batters of the ninth before manager Terry Francona took him out. Kluber has allowed just two runs over his last 17 and 1/3 innings pitched. He is 15-9 this season with a 2.45 ERA, which is third in the American League behind only Chris Sale and Felix Hernandez. Kluber is also third in the AL with 230 strikeouts.
9/6/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched a complete game and allowed just one unearned run as he improved his record to 14-9 on Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: Kluber was on a bit of a cold streak, losing his last three starts despite pitching well in some of those appearances. The victory on Saturday was Kluber's first since Aug. 9. The right-hander has still had a stellar season. Along with his 14-9 record, Kluber has a 2.47 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 204 1/3 innings this year.
8/21/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched a sub-par game for his standards, allowing three runs in seven innings, striking out eight and walking four.
Insight: Kluber also gave up a home run to Kennys Vargas. The loss is the first for Kluber since June 30, who had won six straight decisions before Thursday. The Indians ace is still 13-7 with a 2.46 ERA.
8/21/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: There has been no better pitcher over the last five starts than Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber and he'll be a great value Thursday facing a Minnesota lineup fresh off four consecutive losses.
Insight: The right-hander is 3-0 in his last five starts with a 0.46 ERA, 0.512 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 39 IP. He'll face a Twins team that was shut out Wednesday and is averaging 4.19 rpg this season.
8/16/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber struck out 10 batters and allowed one run on five hits in 7 2/3 innings Friday against Baltimore.
Insight: He took a no decision despite the strong outing. The right-hander has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, going 13-6 with a 2.41 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and 197 strikeouts in 179 1/3 innings. He's recorded a 1.31 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and 89 Ks in 82 2/3 innings over his last 11 starts.
8/4/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber gave up one run on six hits and struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings Monday against the Reds.
Insight: After going 18 innings without giving up an earned run his previous two starts, Kluber held the Reds scoreless in the first seven innings Monday before running into trouble in the eighth. He's gone 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA in his last nine starts and is now 12-6 with a 2.55 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 177/35 K/BB in 165 2/3 innings.
7/30/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber tossed the first shutout of his career, a three-hitter against the Mariners, Wednesday night.
Insight: Kluber two-hit the Royals and allowed one unearned run over nine innings his last time out and has posted a 28/1 K/BB in 26 2/3 innings his last three starts. The right-hander has turned into a dominant ace for the Indians this season, going 11-6 with a 2.61 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 170/33 K/BB in 158 1/3 innings.
7/19/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber posted another 10 strikeouts Saturday against the Detroit Tigers
Insight: Kluber has arguably been the surprise of the year, delighting fantasy owners with a 2.95 ERA, 152 strikeouts and 33 walks. His 9.7 Ks per nine innings pitched is the best since he became a starter in 2012. He needs one more win to tie last year's career high of 11.
7/6/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber will look to stay hot when he faces Danny Duffy and the Royals Sunday afternoon, a team against which he owns a 3.77 lifetime ERA in seven starts.
Insight: Kluber has arguably been the surprise of the year, delighting fantasy owners with a 2.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 127 strikeouts and 23 walks. Helping matters is the fact that the heart of KC's order -- Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- all own lifetime averages below .200 against Kluber.
5/30/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber struck out 12 batters over 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Rockies.
Insight: Do you believe yet? Kluber leads the majors with 95 strikeouts and has walked just 18 batters while recording a 3.04 ERA. He should get it even lower than that. His FIP is an MLB-leading 2.20 but he has a .347 BABIP.
5/24/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber looked sharp Saturday in a win over Baltimore.
Insight: The Orioles failed to score against him in seven innings. Kluber (5-3, 3.10 ERA) now has 83 strikeouts on the season, second only to Tampa Bay's David Price.
5/19/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out more than one batter per inning for the sixth straight start Monday against the Tigers and allowed three runs over seven innings.
Insight: Kluber has fanned 55 batters in his last 42 1/3 innings. His fielding-independent numbers are among the best in the majors (2.34 FIP), but he's been hurt by a .355 BABIP. That means he may be able to get his ERA even lower than 3.43, where it currently sits.
5/14/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber has thrown 35 1/3 innings, struck out 47 batters, walked seven and posted a 2.04 ERA over his last seven starts.
Insight: Kluber fanned nine batters and allowed two runs over seven innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays to improve to 4-3 this season. He has a 3.38 ERA and he'd be even better than that if he didn't have an unlucky .353 BABIP. He has a 10.13 K/9, a 1.99 BB/9 and a 0.46 HR/9 (2.23 FIP).
5/4/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out 13 batters over eight innings and gave up one run on three hits Sunday against the White Sox, but he took a no decision after John Axford blew a save.
Insight: Kluber (2-2, 3.60 ERA) has struck out 29 batters in his last 21 2/3 innings and 48 batters in 45 innings this season. He should get even better, as he's been hurt by a .348 BABIP despite carrying a line-drive rate around the league average.
4/24/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber pitched a gem against Kansas City on Thursday, throwing a complete game four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks.
Insight: It was the first complete game of his career. Kluber pitched well last season (11-5, 3.85 ERA. 1.262 WHIP), but has been inconsistent through five starts this season.
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