Clevelinks: Cleveland Indians Shutout Cardinals Behind Dominant Corey Kluber

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Kluber masterful, picks up first win of season

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Corey Kluber

. The Cleveland Indians have been waiting patiently for this version to return. Against the best team in baseball, Kluber struck out 18 Cardinals, allowed one hit–a single to

Jhonny Peralta

in the 7th–and that was it. If this is an indication he’s returning to form, the Indians still have a chance.

However, the offense failed to provide much support of the effort. When Kluber allowed the one hit, it brought the tying run to the plate. One mistake could have changed the entire game. This is why the decision to pull him in the ninth in favor of Cody Allen was the right choice. The pitch count was high, and those were all high-pressure pitches.

The Texas Rangers got a pitching gem of their own from starter Yovani Gallardo, and the offense to help back him as they took down the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to help the Tribe gain some ground. Gallardo went seven innings, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out. The Tribe are six games back, which isn’t bad considering the rough start.

Here are some of the stories you might have missed:

‘Kluber pitches a gem for first win of season’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Gallardo sharp in Rangers 5-2 win over KC’ – MLB.com

‘Kluber shows there’s nothing to worry about’ – MLB.com

Taylor’s grand slam lifts Nats after Harper’s ejection– District on Deck

‘Lobstein blasted; Tigers fall to Twins’ – Motor City Bengals

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