Kluber did, though it had nothing to do with necessity. He tries to do that every time he takes the mound.
Kluber gave Cleveland a much-needed quality start, pitching seven effective innings to help the Indians beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Wednesday to end a four-game losing streak.
The Indians ran through their bullpen in a 14-inning game the night before Kluber (7-5) gave them a lift with another strong interleague effort, allowing four hits while striking out eight.
"Obviously, we played a long game last night, but I don't think I put any more pressure on myself to go deep in the game as I normally would," Kluber said. "That's what I'm trying to do every game, go as deep as I can."
Early run support helped.
"We didn't score in bunches, but scored one and then we scored two," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We kept after it. I thought we had good at-bats throughout the lineup."
Both teams needed their starters to go deep into the game after Tuesday night's marathon.
Arizona won 9-8 on Aaron Hill's single in the 14th inning after both teams emptied their bullpens in a game that lasted 5 hours, 32 minutes, matching the longest game in Chase Field history.
Cleveland's bullpen had pitched 20 of the 41 1-3 innings in the previous four games, so the Indians really needed a good outing from Kluber. And he delivered.
After giving up a pair of hits to start the first inning, Kluber limited Arizona's chances, allowing one runner to reach second base over the next six innings.
Kluber improved to 6-0 with a 2.28 ERA in six career interleague starts. He also lined a single to left in the fourth inning for his first career hit.
Arizona finished with five hits -- none after the third inning until Miguel Montero's run-scoring single with two outs in the ninth.
"Kluber is pretty good," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "We haven't seen him. He has really good stuff. A real live arm. He has some deception in his delivery."
Anderson ate up a few innings, though wasn't nearly as effective.
After losing his past two starts despite pitching well -- four earned runs in 11 innings -- the right-hander wasn't nearly as sharp against the Indians.
Anderson gave up a run in the first inning on Asdrubal Cabrera's sacrifice fly, and Gomes homered in the second. Brantley had a run-scoring groundout in the third inning and put Cleveland up 4-0 with a solo homer to right in the fifth.
Anderson allowed seven hits and walked three in five innings.
"I knew I had to try to get deeper in the game because the bullpen was spent," Anderson said. "Just didn't do my job tonight."