Mother Nature Spoils Kluber Day
Bob Toth | On 14, Apr 2018
Heavy and steady rains in the northeast Ohio area spoiled the Cleveland Indians’ second Saturday home date of the 2018 schedule as their game with the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed.
A makeup date has been scheduled on Thursday, May 3, at 1:10 PM ET. Ticket holders to Saturday’s game are encouraged to attend that date. Exchange details are available at Indians.com/schedulechanges. Fans who cannot attend the rescheduled contest can exchange their tickets for games on either Friday, May 11, or Saturday, May 12, against the Kansas City Royals.
More rains are in the forecast for Sunday, when the Indians and Blue Jays are scheduled to play their series finale from Cleveland. Both clubs have elected to push back their starting rotations a day, with the Indians sending right-hander Corey Kluber to the mound against Toronto left-hander Jaime Garcia.
Kluber (1-1, 1.57 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season, weather permitting. He last pitched on Monday, throwing eight scoreless innings and allowing just two hits against the Detroit Tigers while earning his first win of the season. Garcia (1-0, 3.18) was hit hard by the Indians last season in his first two games against the club in his career. The 31-year-old lost both starts, allowing eight runs (six earned) on eleven hits with seven walks and nine strikeouts.
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