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Corey Kluber | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Corey Kluber lasted just 2 1/3 innings while surrendering five runs to the Tigers on Monday.
Well that was unexpected. Kluber struck out two, walked two and allowed seven hits, but the home runs were his real undoing. He gave up a two-run home run to Miguel Cabrera in the first inning, then served up back-to-back home runs to Victor Martinez (two-run blast) and J.D. Martinez (solo shot) with two outs in the third, driving him from the game. Kluber had only given up two home runs total over his previous nine starts combined. He'll just have to put blinders on to this one. On the year, he's been one of the best pitchers in baseball, having struck out 215 in 195+ innings to go with a 2.72 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He'll look for better results when he faces the White Sox in his next start. Sep 1 - 8:27 PM

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Corey Kluber took a second straight loss after giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

If Kluber is a little off at the moment, it's only a little; he's still turned in eight straight quality starts with at least seven strikeouts in all of them. He fanned eight tonight, but he also gave up nine hits, four of them going for extra bases.
Aug 27 - 11:57 PM

Corey Kluber was handed a no-decision Friday after allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Orioles.

The lone run scored after Kluber was replaced by Bryan Shaw. While he ended up with a no-decision, it was yet another brilliant outing. He held the Orioles to just five hits and two walks while notching 10 strikeouts. This gives him his eighth double-digit strikeout game of the year. David Price is the only pitcher in MLB who has more of them this season. Kluber owns a 1.31 ERA over his last eight starts and just continues to dominate.
Aug 16 - 12:04 AM

Corey Kluber struck out 10 batters over six scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

Kluber held the Yankees to just four hits and one walk in the victory. He now has seven double-digit strikeout games this season, the most for an Indians starter since Dennis Eckersley had eight of them in 1976. Kluber has allowed just four runs in 38 innings over his last five starts, lowering his ERA from 3.01 to 2.46 in the process. There should no longer be any doubt that he's emerging as one of the game's best starters.
Aug 9 - 4:42 PM

Corey Kluber limited the Reds to one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings for his 12th win Monday.

Given the four-deep Reds lineup, it was kind of a surprise that Kluber needed to throw 110 pitches in 7 1/3 innings tonight; he got through nine in 85 pitches against the Mariners last week. But even if he wasn't quite as sterling in this one, he was still plenty good enough. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out seven.
Aug 4 - 10:21 PM

Corey Kluber notched his first career shutout, limiting the Mariners to just three singles over nine innings in a win on Wednesday.

Kluber appeared to have the unfortunate draw of going up against King Felix, but it was the other way around. In his previous start, the talented Indians right-hander allowed only one run to the Royals and followed it up with Wednesday's gem, in which he did not allow a walk and struck out eight. Kluber, now 11-6 with a 2.61 ERA and a 170/33 K/BB ratio, will go for a third consecutive complete game on Monday at home against the Reds.
Jul 30 - 9:22 PM

Corey Kluber brought a perfect game into the seventh inning, ultimately pitching nine innings of one-run (unearned) ball, but the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

Kluber's dance with a perfect game ended with one out in the seventh inning when Omar Infante singled on a line drive to center field. Kluber lost his shutout in the eighth when a poor defensive play by Ryan Raburn allowed Mike Moustakas to round the bases on a Little League home run (scored a double and a two-base error). Kluber went nine innings but the Indians needed 14 before they were dispatched. On the night, Kluber allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out 10. The right-hander now has a 2.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 162/33 K/BB ratio. Kluber will face the Mariners at home next week.
Jul 25 - 12:39 AM

Corey Kluber continued his impressive 2014 campaign on Saturday, racking up 10 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings in a victory over the Tigers.

Kluber surrendered just two runs on seven hits, coming within one out of his second career complete game. He now sits at 10-6 on the season while posting a stellar 2.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 152/33 K/BB ratio over 140 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it rolling when he takes on the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Jul 19 - 4:28 PM

Corey Kluber allowed four runs over six innings in a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.

He struck out five and walked a pair. The four runs allowed were the most Kluber has given up in a start since June 4. Still, thanks to the support from his offense, he improved to 9-6 on the year. Coming off a strong 2013, Kluber has taken things to another level so far this season with a 3.01 ERA and 142/32 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings of work.
Jul 11 - 10:38 PM

Corey Kluber struck out 10 while coming just two outs shy of a complete game in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Royals.

Kluber yielded just four hits and walked only one. He allowed a leadoff double in the ninth before rebounding with a strikeout, but Indians manager Terry Francona then decided to give the righty the hook. Kluber has allowed just four runs over his previous four starts to lower his ERA to 2.86. He'll go up against the White Sox at home in his final start of the first half.
Jul 6 - 4:34 PM

Corey Kluber held the Dodgers to one run on six hits across 6 2/3 innings of work but took a tough-luck loss in Monday's 1-0 setback.

He entered this game 6-0 with a 2.29 ERA in six career starts against the National League but was forced to give up the perfect record pitching across from a dealing Dan Haren. Kluber surrendered only one walk and struck out five. He hasn't yielded more than four earned runs since his first start of the season, which is why the ERA is a sparkling 2.99. Kluber squares off against the Royals in Ohio on Sunday.
Jul 1 - 12:51 AM

Corey Kluber fired seven shutout innings while striking out eight in a win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Kluber allowed only four hits and one walk. The right-hander posted a 5.40 ERA over his first four starts, but has been dynamite since shutting out the Royals on April 24. Despite his success, tonight marked Kluber's first win since May 30. Kluber will take a 7-5 record, 3.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 122/28 K/BB rate into a date against the Dodgers on Monday.
Jun 26 - 12:46 AM

Corey Kluber gave up two runs over seven innings Friday in a tough-luck loss against the Tigers.

Kluber's only mistake was a two-run homer by Victor Martinez in the fourth inning, but he didn't get any help from his offense on this night. He struck out six and walked one in the loss and fell to 6-4 on the year. Kluber is winless since May 30, but still owns a solid 3.30 ERA and 114/27 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings. He'll face the Diamondbacks next week in Arizona.
Jun 20 - 10:49 PM

Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Kluber bounced back from a subpar outing his last time out, but he still wasn't able to pick up his seventh win. Kluber gave up five hits and walked four in the start. He remains 6-4 and will carry a 3.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Friday's divisional matchup with the Tigers.
Jun 15 - 6:54 PM

Corey Kluber had an off night Tuesday, allowing six runs -- three earned -- on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Royals.

Kluber was done in by two big innings. In the third, an error by Asdrubal Cabrera helped prolong what turned out to be a four-run inning, only one of which was earned. Then with two outs in the fifth, the right-hander made a mistake to Eric Hosmer, which the first baseman deposited into the seats for a two-run homer. Kluber fanned five and walked two to go with his six hits allowed on the night. Kluber owns a 3.35 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 104/22 K/BB ratio over 91 1/3 innings, and he'll look to rebound from the poor start in Sunday's contest with the Red Sox at Fenway.
Jun 10 - 11:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Bryan Price