Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month

Kluber was brilliant again Friday night, tossing eight shutout innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out 11 in a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay.

What else is there to say about Kluber (18-9, 2.44 ERA)? The 11 punchouts give him a major league best 269 on the season, and he has clearly positioned himself as a strong candidate for the Cy Young award. He will no doubt be a popular target in fantasy drafts next spring.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month

For the second game in a row, Kluber struck out 14 batters Sunday against the Twins, allowing two runs over eight innings on seven hits and a walk. He picked up his 17th win of the year in the process.

With the back-to-back 14 strikeouts, Kluber is in the same company as the likes of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Bob Gibson. It'll be interesting to see how early he goes among other aces in next year's drafts.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 1 Month

Kluber struck out a career-high 14 Tuesday, going seven innings while giving up just one run on seven hits and two walks against the Astros en route to his 16th win.

This was Kluber's ninth double-digit strikeout outing of the season, and he now has 244 on the season, which will make him one of the top targets among starting pitchers on draft day in 2015. He will get two more opportunities to pad those numbers this season, first on Sunday in Minnesota, and then his last start of the season will come Sept. 27 against the Rays.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

Kluber (15-9) came two outs short of his second consecutive complete game Thursday against Minnesota, giving up just two runs on eight hits and striking out seven over 8.1 innings in the 8-2 victory.

With yet another terrific game, Kluber has now exceeded the 200-inning mark for the first time in his career. It's been a remarkable breakout season for the 28-year-old righty, who'll look to keep things going Tuesday against Houston as the Indians continue fighting for a Wild Card spot.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

Kluber tossed a complete game and struck out eight en route to his 14th win of the season Saturday.

After making mechanical tweaks in between start, Kluber got back on a track in a big way Saturday. The White Sox could only muster an unearned run against him in what turned out to be a complete game, five-hitter for the right-hander. Kluber will face the Twins at Progressive Field on Thursday in his next scheduled start.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

The Indians are hopeful that some tweaks to Kluber's mechanics may help explain his recent struggles, MLB.com reports.

Kluber's allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 22 hits over 16 innings in his last three starts after a dominant stretch in his previous ten starts. Kluber's already pitched a career-high 195.1 innings this season and the Indians will need him to be excellent down the stretch as they try and claw their way back into the playoff picture.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

Kluber lost Monday against the Tigers as he pitched 2.2 innings and allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks to go along with two strikeouts.

Kluber had allowed three runs or less in his last eight starts entering Monday, so this kind of performance is clearly more of an aberration instead of the norm. He has been spectacular overall this season as he is 13-9 with a 2.72 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 215 strikeouts.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

Kluber gave up three runs on nine hits over 6.1 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

Most of the damage came from the top of the White Sox's lineup, as Jose Abreu, Adam Dunn and Adam Eaton combined for four extra-base hits against the Cleveland right-hander. Kluber generated 25 swinging strikes on 118 pitches, and avoided the damage of long balls in a tough road spot Wednesday. He's lined up for two home starts next week, facing the Tigers on Monday before a second start Saturday (September 6) against the White Sox.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

Kluber took the loss Thursday against Minnesota, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out eight.

Kluber ran into trouble in the sixth where a pair of RBI doubles put the Twins up for good. Kluber did surpass 200 strikeouts for the season, now sitting at 205 with a 2.46 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 2 Months

Kluber's next start will be pushed back one day to Thursday.

There's nothing wrong with Kluber - the Indians just wanted to give him one extra day of rest before the final stretch run.