Corey Kluber pitched 6.2 scoreless innings and regained the Major League strikeout lead in the Indians 2-0 win on Tuesday night.
Kluber, who’s had the worst run support in baseball, struck out seven and now has 148 on the season, just ahead of the White Sox’s Chris Sale and the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. He earned his fourth win, and his first since late May.
David Murphy had an RBI double in the first and Michael Brantley hit a solo homer in the sixth, one of three hits for Brantley. Francisco Lindor added to his defensive resume with a magnificent play, robbing fellow rookie shortstop sensation Carlos Correa.
W: Corey Kluber (4-9)
L: Vincent Velasquez (0-1)
S: Bryan Shaw (2)
HR: Brantley (5, 6th inning off Velasquez 0 on, 0 Out)
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