The Indians won their eighth in their last 10 games with a 5-3 victory over Seattle on Thursday, the opener of a four-game set.
Corey Kluber struck out 13 in 7 innings, earning his third win. In his last four starts, Kluber has posted a 1.41 ERA with 50 strikeouts.
The Tribe got on the board with a Brandon Moss second-inning homer, then added three in the fourth on Jason Kipnis’ RBI single, Mike Aviles reaching on error with the bases loaded and Michael Brantley’s RBI groundout.
W: Corey Kluber (3-5)
L: James Paxton (3-5)
S: Cody Allen (10)
HR: Brandon Moss (8, 2nd inning off Paxton 0 on, 1 Out); Mike Zunino (7, 3rd inning off Kluber 0 on, 1 Out); Dustin Ackley (4, 6th inning off Kluber 1 on, 2 Out)
Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo