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28 Corey Kluber SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 4/10/1986 | Birthplace: Birmingham, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 98/91 | Average Draft Position: 15.34
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Indians SP Corey Kluber strikes out six in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber recorded six strikeouts during his start against the Angels on Saturday.

Kluber allowed three runs, two of them earned, on five hits in six innings. He gave up three walks and a pair of home runs in the no-decision.

Kluber (8-13) has a 3.41 ERA in 200 1/3 innings this season.


Indians SP Corey Kluber, Josh Tomlin have starts pushed up


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) The illness that pushed Indians starter Danny Salazar back from Friday to Monday results in both Corey Kluber and Josh Tomlin having their outings moved up one day.

Terry Francona has declared that Kluber will now start Saturday against the visiting Angels with Tomlin going in the series finale Sunday.


Indians SP Corey Kluber records 11 strikeouts in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/24/2015) Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out 11 batters during his start against the Cubs on Monday.

Kluber allowed just one run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings of work. He was flawless most of the game until he allowed a run in the seventh inning of the no-decision.

Kluber (8-13) now has a 3.43 ERA in 194 1/3 innings this season.


Indians SP Corey Kluber clobbered by homer-hitting Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Indians ace Corey Kluber had only surrendered two home runs in a game once this season when he arrived at Fenway Park on Wednesday.

And he proceeded to give up four to the Red Sox.

Boston took him back-to-back twice before he settled down. Kluber finished having given up six runs on six hits in six innings with one walk and nine strikeouts as he lowered his record to 8-13.

Kluber gave up successive blasts to David Ortiz and Travis Shaw in the second inning and Jackie Bradley and Ryan Hanigan in the fourth. The taters accounted for all the scoring against him.

It marked the third time in the last six outings in which Kluber has yielded at least five earned runs.


Indians' Corey Kluber records second straight complete game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitched a complete game one-hitter, Friday against Minnesota. 

Kluber recorded his fourth complete game of the year and his second straight. He's gone the distance three times in his last four starts. 

"He was so good," Indians manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "You're facing a team that you faced five days ago, which is never easy. He was just in command the whole time and I think he kind of showed you, when we score some runs, he kind of puts it in overdrive."

Kluber has allowed two runs and four hits in 18 innings over his last two starts, striking out 17, including seven on Friday. Kluber won his third straight to improve to 8-12.


Indians SP Corey Kluber gives up 10 hits in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was not sharp during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Angels.

Kluber allowed five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings. He also struck out four and did not walk a batter. His biggest mistake came in the sixth inning when he gave up a two-run home run to Conor Gillaspie.

Kluber is now 6-12 with a 3.60 ERA, but he has earned a quality start in six of his last eight outings.


Indians SP Corey Kluber goes complete in defeat of Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2015) Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has spent much of this season as the least-supported starter in the American League. But he could certainly relax Wednesday.

Backed with 12 runs, Kluber cruised to a victory over Kansas City for his second complete game of the year. He allowed only one run on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

He had a shutout going into the ninth, but then tired enough to surrender the lone walk, double and sacrifice fly. He finished having thrown 112 pitches.

"Some of their guys wanted to have early contact, some guys were a little more patient, and it didn't really seem like it mattered," Indians manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "He had something for everything. He kept the ball on the ground. He was really in control."

Kluber has six quality starts in his last seven outings and boasts a 3.44 ERA.


Indians' Corey Kluber endures one bad inning in shutout loss


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Indians ace Corey Kluber was solid for seven innings in his start against the White Sox on Friday night. But he ran in to trouble in the eighth, as the Indians dropped the game 6-0.

Overall, Kluber allowed six runs on eight hits over seven-plus innings. He walked two and struck out seven, throwing 74 of his 109 pitches for strikes.

Kluber (5-11) allowed two of those runs over his first seven innings, including a solo home run to Jose Abreu in the sixth. But the wheels came off in the eighth, as he allowed the first four batters to reach before being pulled from the game. The White Sox would tack on four runs in that inning, all charged to Kluber.

Friday marked the first time since May 7 that Kluber allowed more than four runs in an outing. He has a 3.45 ERA over his last six starts following Friday's performance.


Indians SP Corey Kluber delivers quality start in win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Indians ace Corey Kluber posted his fifth straight quality start in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Reds. Kluber pitched into the eighth inning, giving up three runs on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five, throwing 73 of his 109 pitches for strikes.

Kluber (5-10) gave up an early run in the first inning, but his club was already up 3-0 at the time. He allowed a couple more runs to score in the eighth before being pulled from the game.

"I'd say it was kind of a sloppy outing to some extent," Kluber said, per MLB.com. "I wasn't locating pitches great, but when you have that cushion, you can kind of get away with some stuff, because you don't have to worry about being quite as fine. You can just go out there and attack guys."

The reigning American League Cy Young award winner owns a 2.66 ERA and 39 punchouts over his last five starts.


Indians SP Corey Kluber shines while his offense flops again


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber was dominant against the Athletics on Sunday, but his offense couldn't come through for him in a 2-0 loss.

Kluber allowed two runs on just four hits in eight innings of work. He struck out six batters and allowed just two walks. Kluber's only mistake came in the fourth inning when he allowed a two-run home run to Stephen Vogt.

Kluber has a misleading 4-10 record with a 3.38 ERA, as he's fallen victim to some of the worst run support of any pitcher this season.


Indians announce rotation schedule following the All-Star break


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) The Indians have set their rotation to begin the second half of the season. Trevor Bauer will get the ball in the first game after the All-Star break, with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco to wrap-up the road series with the Reds. Danny Salazar will take the mound in the series-opener against the Brewers on July 21, with Cody Anderson going on Wednesday, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. 

Indians SP Corey Kluber racks up seven K's in win on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Indians ace Corey Kluber picked up his fourth win of the season in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Astros. Kluber allowed five hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out seven, lowering his ERA to 3.45.

Kluber needed 119 pitches (80 strikes) to get through the 6 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since June 14

"He had to work," Indians manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "He was up a little bit, and he maybe didn't have his best cutter of the year, but he really used his fastball really effectively -- and he pitched in from the start. He was able to go away also, and that kind of opened the plate up."

The seven strikeouts on Tuesday give him 148 on the season, temporarily surpassing Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale for tops in the big-leagues.


Indians SP Corey Kluber fans 14 in Thursday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Despite producing a quality start Thursday at Tampa Bay, Indians pitcher Corey Kluber received a no-decision during the 5-4 win over the Rays.

Kluber allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over eight innings of work. He also struck out 14 batters, which was his second most this season and he walked one. His ERA now stands at 3.64.

Although Kluber is now winless in his last six starts, he has earned a quality start in three of those outings. He has also recorded double-digit strikeouts in his last two starts.


Corey Kluber fans 10 in no-decision for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out 10 over seven innings but settled for a no-decision against Baltimore on Friday. 

Kluber allowed three runs on seven hits. He had his 16th game with 10 or more strikeouts since the start of 2014, which ties Chris Sale for the most in MLB over that span. 

"I don't really care about the numbers other than our team's win-loss record," Kluber said.

Kluber will finish a winless month of June. He hasn't won since May 28, going 0-4 in five starts since. 


Indians SP Cory Kluber throws seven innings, takes loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber didn't have his best stuff during Saturday's game against the Rays.

Kluber tossed seven innings, allowed four earned runs and walked four batters. He managed to strike out six batters, but took the loss, his ninth of the year.

"You want to win games," Kluber said, per MLB.com. "And when you're not scoring, it's hard to win. At the same time, I've got to do a better job of not letting the other team score."

Kluber (3-9) threw 112 pitches before being pulled from the game. He now has a 3.65 ERA with 117 strikeouts and 22 walks in 103 2/3 innings this season.


Corey Kluber drops third straight start for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Indians starter Corey Kluber lost his third straight start, Sunday against Detroit. 

"He gave up a solo to Miggy," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Kluber, per MLB.com. "Other than that, he was good. Then, the rain came. He simulated an inning and then, once we had the next delay … that didn't seem to make much sense [to have him keep pitching]."

Kluber dropped to 3-8, one loss shy of his total for all of his Cy Young season last year, when he went 18-9.

Kluber gave up two runs on four hits over five innings. He walked one, struck out two and surrendered a home run. His next start is Friday, against Tampa Bay.  


Indians SP Corey Kluber earns seventh loss of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber produced a solid outing Tuesday, but he received his seventh loss of the season during the 3-2 loss to the Mariners.

"I don't think you can let it get frustrating," Kluber said, per MLB.com. "If you start feeling sorry for yourself or something like that, then that takes your focus away from what it needs to be on, and that's trying to get guys out. I think everybody is going to go through times when they don't get run support. I think if you start to worry about that, that probably gets in the way of pitching and makes pitching harder."

Kluber allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings of work. He also struck out four and walked three. Kluber (3-7) gave up his first run of the game in the first inning off a double from Robinson Cano. The second run came in the second when Logan Morrison doubled in Brad Miller.

Kluber has pitched at least seven innings in each of his last six starts and he is 3-2 over those starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday at Detroit.


Indians' Corey Kluber strikes out nine in complete-game loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber took a complete-game loss on Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and one walk in eight innings while striking out nine in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Royals.

Kluber (3-6) fell behind early, surrendering an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. While his offense handed him a lead in the top of the third, he gave it right back in the bottom of the inning, surrendering three RBI doubles before escaping the frame in a 4-2 deficit.

"Fortunately in that third, we had the play where [Jason Kipnis] had the good relay, throws the guy out at the plate to kind of eliminate more, but then after that, [Kluber] really buckled down," manager Terry Francona said after the game, per MLB.com. "We had opportunities, too, and just didn't do much with them."

Kluber owns a 3.61 ERA and 105:14 K:BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Mariners at home.


Indians' Corey Kluber strikes out 13 in win vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber earned a win on Thursday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven innings while racking up 13 strikeouts in his team's 5-3 victory over the Mariners.

Kluber (3-5) had given up just two runs in 25 innings over his last three starts, but he was gifted enough run support to keep ahead of the Mariners on Thursday. He surrendered two homers on the day: a solo shot that evened the score at 1-1 in the third inning and a two-run blast in the sixth inning to reduce his lead to two runs.

Kluber owns a 3.52 ERA and 96:13 K:BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Royals in Kansas City on Wednesday.


Indians pitcher Corey Kluber strikes out seven in eight innings


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber allowed one run on nine hits in eight innings of work on Saturday in Cleveland's 2-1 win over the Reds on Saturday.

Kluber's lone blemish came in the second inning when after allowing two consecutive hits to lead off the inning, Zack Cozart knocked a sacrifice fly into right field to plate Cincinnati's only run. Kluber settled in after that and struck out seven with no walks in the contest.

"Early on I was throwing a lot of strikes, but didn't have the best command," Kluber said to MLB.com. "I missed a few balls over the plate and they did a good job of taking advantage of it."

Kluber, now 2-5, has been on a roll in his last three starts. He has allowed just two runs in 25 innings with 37 strikeouts and just one walk. He will look to keep things rolling Thursday against the Mariners.


Indians SP Corey Kluber looks to continue dominant surge


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has pitched two consecutive gems, and will look to make it a third against the Reds on Saturday.

Kluber has allowed just one earned run in his last 17 innings. In that stretch, he's produced a .053 ERA with a whopping 30 strikeouts.


Indians starter Corey Kluber fans 12 in nine IP in no-decision


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber followed up his 18-strikeout performance in his last start with a 12-K, nine-inning gem on Monday for a no-decision against the White Sox.

"They're a really aggressive lineup," Kluber said, per MLB.com. "And the key is to get ahead and take advantage of it."

Kluber allowed one run in the outing, scored via a wild pitch.

Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out the first five batters he faced and seven of nine, retiring his first 10 overall until Melky Cabrera singled with one out in the fourth.

The performance was Kluber's third game with double-digit strikeouts.

The right hander now as 74 K's in 61 2/3 innings this season, tops in MLB after Monday's action.

"He was so special," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said of Kluber. "He followed up that performance just with… he may have had a better breaking ball [Monday]."

Kluber's next start is set for Saturday against the Reds.


Are Indians' Kluber's early struggles related to absence of Gomes?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Some close to Indians ace Corey Kluber believe his early-season struggles were related to missing Yan Gomes, who is on the shelf with a with a sprained MCL, CBSSports.com Jon Heyman reports.

However, Kluber didn't seem to have any issues on Wednesday when he put together one of the best pitching performances of the season, striking out 18 -- the most in a game since Ben Sheets in 2004 and the most by an American League pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998. 

Kluber is 1-5 with a 4.27 ERA over 52 2/3 innings pitched.


Corey Kluber's 18 strikeouts Wednesday most since 2004


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber worked a nearly perfect start on Wednesday against the Cardinals in Cleveland's 2-0 win. Kluber pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with 18 strikeouts. 

It was the most strikeouts in a game since Ben Sheets in 2004 and the most by an American League pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998. Kluber needed just 113 pitches, 74 going for strikes, in his eight innings of work.

"He started to find it and feel it," manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "The pitches were thrown with conviction and confidence and attacking with all his pitches. When you have the talent he does, that's what can come of it."

Kluber, now 1-5, lowered his ERA to 4.27 in 52 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Monday against the White Sox.


Indians RHP Corey Kluber still missing C Yan Gomes


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Indians supposed ace and reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber is still missing injured catcher Yan Gomes. And the numbers back it up, per Fox Sports.

Since the start of 2014, he is 18-9 with a 2.39 ERA when Gomes catches and 0-5 with a 5.13 ERA with anyone else behind the dish. Kluber sported a 2.63 ERA this year when Gomes was lost. He is 0-4 with a 6.10 ERA pitching to Roberto Perez.

Gomes, who is rehabbing ahead of schedule, is expected back in about four weeks.