Kluber (17-4) picked up the win Sunday after allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out nine Royals over seven innings. Kluber, who's lost only once since July 4, allowed just three singles Sunday, and extended his scoreless streak to 22 straight innings. The Cy Young candidate lowered his ERA to 2.35 while locking in 76 of his 99 pitches for strikes, 22 of which were swings and misses. Kluber will look to match last season's 18 wins -- a career high he's managed to notch twice since 2014 -- when he takes the hill Saturday in Seattle.
Kluber (16-4) tossed a complete-game shutout Tuesday, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out eight Tigers. The Indians' ace pushed the team's winning streak to 20 games while facing just three batters over the minimum Tuesday. Over his last nine starts, Kluber is 8-1 with 74 strikeouts -- the most punch outs for any MLB pitcher since Aug. 1 -- and has arguably taken control of the AL Cy Young race. He'll carry a sparkling 2.44 ERA into Sunday's contest at home against the Royals.
Kluber (15-4) beat the White Sox on Thursday after allowing two runs on three hits with one walk and 13 strikeouts in seven innings. Kluber was staked to a 4-0 lead in top of the first inning, which was more than enough for the ace to cruise to another victory and improve to 8-1 in his past 10 starts despite allowing a pair of homers in the bottom of the frame. This result also extended Cleveland's winning streak to a franchise-best 15 consecutive games. His team's climb to within 2.5 games of Houston for the best record in the AL has strengthened Kluber's case for a second Cy Young award, with his 2.56 ERA and 12.0 K/9 reminiscent of the 2.44 and 10.3 marks he posted when he captured that honor in 2014. The 31-year-old righty will look to add to his resume in Tuesday's home matchup with a depleted Tigers offense.
Kluber (14-4) shined Saturday against the Tigers, allowing just one run on eight hits while striking out seven in eight innings of work en route to the victory. This marked the second consecutive outing in which the Klubot went eight innings and the seventh start in a row with three or fewer runs allowed. The only blemish on the evening was an RBI single in the seventh inning, but everything else about his evening was fairly low stress. Kluber's ERA now sits at a stellar 2.56 mark, a figure he'll look to improve further in his next start Thursday against the White Sox.
Kluber (13-4) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk and struck out seven over eight innings to pick up the win Monday against the Yankees. Kluber still hasn't lost two consecutive starts all season long, as he was able to follow up a tough-luck defeat last time out against Boston with another dominant outing against another AL East opponent. Kluber is now 5-1 over his last six starts and hasn't given up more than three runs in any of the six. His ERA is down to a pristine 2.63, buoyed by an absurd 215 strikeouts over 160.2 innings.
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