Corey Kluber SP CLE 4 Hrs
Corey Kluber brought a perfect game into the seventh inning, ultimately pitching nine innings of one-run (unearned) ball, but the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.
Kluber's dance with a perfect game ended with one out in the seventh inning when Omar Infante singled on a line drive to center field. Kluber lost his shutout in the eighth when a poor defensive play by Ryan Raburn allowed Mike Moustakas to round the bases on a Little League home run (scored a double and a two-base error). Kluber went nine innings but the Indians needed 14 before they were dispatched. On the night, Kluber allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out 10. The right-hander now has a 2.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 162/33 K/BB ratio. Kluber will face the Mariners at home next week.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 6 Days
Corey Kluber continued his impressive 2014 campaign on Saturday, racking up 10 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings in a victory over the Tigers.
Kluber surrendered just two runs on seven hits, coming within one out of his second career complete game. He now sits at 10-6 on the season while posting a stellar 2.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 152/33 K/BB ratio over 140 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 13 Days
Corey Kluber allowed four runs over six innings in a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.
He struck out five and walked a pair. The four runs allowed were the most Kluber has given up in a start since June 4. Still, thanks to the support from his offense, he improved to 9-6 on the year. Coming off a strong 2013, Kluber has taken things to another level so far this season with a 3.01 ERA and 142/32 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings of work.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 19 Days
Corey Kluber struck out 10 while coming just two outs shy of a complete game in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Royals.
Kluber yielded just four hits and walked only one. He allowed a leadoff double in the ninth before rebounding with a strikeout, but Indians manager Terry Francona then decided to give the righty the hook. Kluber has allowed just four runs over his previous four starts to lower his ERA to 2.86. He'll go up against the White Sox at home in his final start of the first half.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 24 Days
Corey Kluber held the Dodgers to one run on six hits across 6 2/3 innings of work but took a tough-luck loss in Monday's 1-0 setback.
He entered this game 6-0 with a 2.29 ERA in six career starts against the National League but was forced to give up the perfect record pitching across from a dealing Dan Haren. Kluber surrendered only one walk and struck out five. He hasn't yielded more than four earned runs since his first start of the season, which is why the ERA is a sparkling 2.99. Kluber squares off against the Royals in Ohio on Sunday.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 29 Days
Corey Kluber fired seven shutout innings while striking out eight in a win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Kluber allowed only four hits and one walk. The veteran posted a 5.40 ERA over his first four starts, but has been dynamite since shutting out the Royals on April 24. Despite his success, tonight marked Kluber's first win since May 30. Kluber will take a 7-5 record, 3.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 122/28 K/BB rate into a date against the Dodgers on Monday.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber gave up two runs over seven innings Friday in a tough-luck loss against the Tigers.
Kluber's only mistake was a two-run homer by Victor Martinez in the fourth inning, but he didn't get any help from his offense on this night. He struck out six and walked one in the loss and fell to 6-4 on the year. Kluber is winless since May 30, but still owns a solid 3.30 ERA and 114/27 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings. He'll face the Diamondbacks next week in Arizona.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Kluber bounced back from a subpar outing his last time out, but he still wasn't able to pick up his seventh win. Kluber gave up five hits and walked four in the start. He remains 6-4 and will carry a 3.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Friday's divisional matchup with the Tigers.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month
Corey Kluber had an off night Tuesday, allowing six runs -- three earned -- on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Royals.
Kluber was done in by two big innings. In the third, an error by Asdrubal Cabrera helped prolong what turned out to be a four-run inning, only one of which was earned. Then with two outs in the fifth, the right-hander made a mistake to Eric Hosmer, which the first baseman deposited into the seats for a two-run homer. Kluber fanned five and walked two to go with his six hits allowed on the night. Kluber owns a 3.35 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 104/22 K/BB ratio over 91 1/3 innings, and he'll look to rebound from the poor start in Sunday's contest with the Red Sox at Fenway.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months
Corey Kluber struck out 12 batters and allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings Friday in a 5-2 win over the Rockies.
Kluber finished one strikeout shy of his career high, which he set earlier this year. He held the Rockies to just five hits and one walk en route to his sixth victory of the season. Kluber notched 60 strikeouts in May, joining Yu Darvish (August 2013) as the only MLB pitchers with at least 60 strikeouts in a month over the past 10 years. It goes without saying at this point, but he's emerging as a potential frontline fantasy starter.