Indians' Kluber breaks right forearm in 4-2 loss to Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt.

The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Kluber (2-3) was struck by Brian Anderson's liner in the fifth inning.

''It looked ugly,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Kluber's arm was placed in a cast, and he'll be re-evaluated in Cleveland on Thursday. The Indians will have a better idea at that point of how long he might be out.

''It stinks, you know?'' teammate Roberto Perez said. ''He's our ace. We're going to miss him.''

The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings, which left his ERA at 5.80. The Indians were already without starter Mike Clevinger, who is sidelined until at least June by a back injury.

Caleb Smith (3-0) struck out eight in seven innings to help Miami stop a four-game slide. He allowed one run on Perez's third homer in the third inning.

Even for the victors, Kluber's injury was a downer.

''I'm sorry to see that,'' Smith said. ''He's a great pitcher.''

Anderson's infield hit caromed off Kluber, and the ace's arm dangled at his side as he chased down the ball. He swatted it toward first base with his glove rather than throwing it.

''It happened so quick, I couldn't tell where he got hit,'' said Perez, the Indians' catcher. ''I saw him holding his arm. It was tough.''

Kluber briefly visited with a trainer and Francona before walking off the field.

''Tito kept asking him, `How do you feel?' and he was just numb,'' Perez said. ''At that point you start thinking the worst.''

The Indians said the fracture was non-displaced, meaning the bone was still properly aligned.

Miami center fielder Rosell Herrera, who came into the game batting .148, had a career-high three RBIs to double his season total. Herrera also made a diving catch to rob Carlos Gonzalez of a hit .

Cleveland's Carlos Santana homered in the ninth off Sergio Romo, who regrouped to earn his fifth save. The Indians, last in the AL in hitting, had just two at-bats with a runner in scoring position.

BRIGHT SPOT

Smith's unbeaten record is especially impressive because the rest of the Marlins' staff is 6-21. His ERA fell to 2.00, and he has 45 strikeouts and nine walks in 36 innings.

''Every time I looked up, I felt the count was 0-2,'' the left-hander said. ''I'm feeling very confident. I feel I can throw strikes when I want to.''

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (1-4, 5.08 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday in the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta. It will be Urena's first appearance against the Braves since he was suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. on the arm with a pitch last August, triggering a melee.

Indians: RHP Shane Bieber (2-1, 3.68 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday when Cleveland opens a homestand against Seattle.

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  • W: C. Smith (3-0)L: C. Kluber (2-3)S: S. Romo (5)
  • HR: CLE - C. Santana (4), R. Perez (3)
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L. Martin CF40000022.213.309.389.698-1.0
J. Ramirez 3B40100001.183.280.275.5551.0
C. Santana 1B41211010.323.432.495.9276.5
C. Gonzalez LF40000022.240.309.360.669-1.0
J. Luplow RF20100100.250.375.300.6753.0
a- T. Naquin PH10100000.268.297.380.6781.0
J. Kipnis 2B40000012.184.259.204.463-0.5
R. Perez C31111010.219.292.391.6825.5
C. Kluber P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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T. Clippard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Bauers PH10000010.239.320.375.695-0.5
N. Ramirez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Luplow in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Otero in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Cimber in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF30100022.193.296.398.6940.0
I. Galloway CF00000000.211.211.237.4470.0
M. Rojas SS41200011.286.340.352.6922.5
B. Anderson RF40210001.252.336.342.6783.0
S. Castro 2B40000002.239.294.325.6180.0
M. Prado 1B40000001.278.299.375.6740.0
J. Alfaro C32100020.288.345.475.8203.0
J. Berti 3B31200100.227.333.227.5614.0
R. Herrera CF-LF40230001.172.226.224.4506.0
C. Smith P20000001.091.091.091.1820.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Luplow
    • HR - C. Santana (4), R. Perez (3)
    • RBI - C. Santana (17), R. Perez (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin, J. Ramirez, J. Kipnis 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Herrera (3)
    • SH - C. Smith (2)
    • RBI - B. Anderson (7), R. Herrera 3 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Herrera 2 (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson 2 (2), B. Anderson, S. Castro, M. Prado, R. Herrera, C. Smith
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Luplow
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - C. Granderson (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Luplow
    • DP - (Perez-Kipnis)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kluber (L, 2-3)4.28330305.801.68-2.5
    D. Otero0.10000001.461.460.0
    T. Clippard1.01111103.860.860.5
    A. Cimber1.00000004.260.633.0
    N. Ramirez1.01000106.001.752.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kluber (L, 2-3)4.2
    D. Otero0.1
    T. Clippard1.0
    A. Cimber1.0
    N. Ramirez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Smith (W, 3-0)7.04112812.000.8328.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.00001206.570.973.0
    S. Romo (S, 5)1.02110116.301.307.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Smith (W, 3-0)7.0
    D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.0
    S. Romo (S, 5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Kluber
    • HBP - C. Kluber (3), T. Clippard
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 57-43, D. Otero 4-3, T. Clippard 21-12, A. Cimber 10-7, N. Ramirez 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 6-3, D. Otero 1-0, T. Clippard 2-0, A. Cimber 2-1, N. Ramirez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 21, D. Otero, T. Clippard 6, A. Cimber 3, N. Ramirez 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 92-64, D. Steckenrider 24-13, S. Romo 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 5-6, D. Steckenrider 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Smith 25, D. Steckenrider 4, S. Romo 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS20000220.231.262.462.7231.0
    L. Martin CF40000022.213.309.389.698-1.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40100001.183.280.275.5551.0
    C. Santana 1B41211010.323.432.495.9276.5
    C. Gonzalez LF40000022.240.309.360.669-1.0
    J. Luplow RF20100100.250.375.300.6753.0
    a- T. Naquin PH10100000.268.297.380.6781.0
    J. Kipnis 2B40000012.184.259.204.463-0.5
    R. Perez C31111010.219.292.391.6825.5
    C. Kluber P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    D. Otero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- M. Moroff PH10000000.125.176.250.4260.0
    T. Clippard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    c- J. Bauers PH10000010.239.320.375.695-0.5
    N. Ramirez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total3126223117-----
    • a-singled for Luplow in the 9th
    • b-flied out for Otero in the 6th
    • c-struck out for Cimber in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Granderson LF30100022.193.296.398.6940.0
    I. Galloway CF00000000.211.211.237.4470.0
    M. Rojas SS41200011.286.340.352.6922.5
    B. Anderson RF40210001.252.336.342.6783.0
    S. Castro 2B40000002.239.294.325.6180.0
    M. Prado 1B40000001.278.299.375.6740.0
    J. Alfaro C32100020.288.345.475.8203.0
    J. Berti 3B31200100.227.333.227.5614.0
    R. Herrera CF-LF40230001.172.226.224.4506.0
    C. Smith P20000001.091.091.091.1820.0
    D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total3141040159-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Luplow
      • HR - C. Santana (4), R. Perez (3)
      • RBI - C. Santana (17), R. Perez (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Martin, J. Ramirez, J. Kipnis 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Herrera (3)
      • SH - C. Smith (2)
      • RBI - B. Anderson (7), R. Herrera 3 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Herrera 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson 2 (2), B. Anderson, S. Castro, M. Prado, R. Herrera, C. Smith
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Luplow
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - C. Granderson (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Luplow
      • DP - (Perez-Kipnis)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kluber (L, 2-3)4.28330305.801.68-2.5
      D. Otero0.10000001.461.460.0
      T. Clippard1.01111103.860.860.5
      A. Cimber1.00000004.260.633.0
      N. Ramirez1.01000106.001.752.5
      Total8.01044150---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kluber (L, 2-3)4.2
      D. Otero0.1
      T. Clippard1.0
      A. Cimber1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Smith (W, 3-0)7.04112812.000.8328.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.00001206.570.973.0
      S. Romo (S, 5)1.02110116.301.307.5
      Total9.06223112---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Smith (W, 3-0)7.0
      D. Steckenrider (H, 3)1.0
      S. Romo (S, 5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Kluber
      • HBP - C. Kluber (3), T. Clippard
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kluber 57-43, D. Otero 4-3, T. Clippard 21-12, A. Cimber 10-7, N. Ramirez 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kluber 6-3, D. Otero 1-0, T. Clippard 2-0, A. Cimber 2-1, N. Ramirez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Kluber 21, D. Otero, T. Clippard 6, A. Cimber 3, N. Ramirez 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 92-64, D. Steckenrider 24-13, S. Romo 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 5-6, D. Steckenrider 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Smith 25, D. Steckenrider 4, S. Romo 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Santana homered to right center24
      • 6TH INNING
        Herrera singled to right, Alfaro scored, Berti to second14
      • 4TH INNING
        Herrera doubled to deep right, Alfaro and Berti scored13
      • 3RD INNING
        Perez homered to left center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Anderson singled to center, Rojas scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Sergio Romo relieved Drew Steckenrider
        • Isaac Galloway in center field
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • Ca. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Santana homered to right center
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Tyler Naquin hit for Jordan Luplow
        • T. Naquin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Naquin singled to right center
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Drew Steckenrider relieved Caleb Smith
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to second
        • Jake Bauers hit for Adam Cimber
        • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor walked
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Neil Ramirez pitching
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • J. Berti: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Berti singled to center
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • Ca. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez lined out to center
        • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Ball, Luplow doubled to left
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis lined out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Cimber relieved Tyler Clippard
        • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Rojas lined out to first
        • Br. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to first
        • St. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Max Moroff hit for Dan Otero
        • M. Moroff: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moroff flied out to left
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lindor walked
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin lined out to shortstop
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Clippard pitching
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Prado grounded out to third
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
        • J. Berti: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Berti walked, Alfaro to second
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera singled to right, Alfaro scored, Berti to second
        • Ca. Smith: Smith hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Berti to third, Herrera to second
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • J. Luplow: Luplow flied out to deep center
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to second
        • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson hit by pitch
        • M. Rojas: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging, Granderson caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • Br. Anderson: Anderson reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Dan Otero relieved Corey Kluber
        • St. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Martin grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez singled to right
        • Ca. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Santana singled to right, Ramirez to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Santana out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • St. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro flied out to deep right
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado grounded out to third
        • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alfaro reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Berti: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Berti singled to right, Alfaro to second
        • R. Herrera: Herrera doubled to deep right, Alfaro and Berti scored
        • Ca. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • R. Perez: Ball, Perez homered to left center
        • C. Kluber: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kluber struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • Ca. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to second
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas singled to center
        • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • Ca. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Luplow walked
        • J. Kipnis: Foul, Luplow picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • J. Berti: Berti grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kluber Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas singled to right, Granderson out at third, Rojas to second
        • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas to third on wild pitch, Anderson singled to center, Rojas scored
        • St. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro fouled out to first
        • M. Prado: Prado grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)