Clevelinks: Cleveland Indians Win Behind Another Solid Start From Corey Kluber

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Tribe make several roster moves, Kluber solid again

After a month to forget, the Cleveland Indians’

Corey Kluber

has returned to

Cy Young

form as he struck out 13 over seven innings in a win over the Seattle Mariners. The Indians gave him the run support he’s been lacking by scoring five including a

Brandon Moss

solo home run. The Mariners fought back to make it 5-3 on a

Dustin Ackley

two-run home run, but Kluber and the bullpen would slam the door for the win.

Jason Kipnis remains on fire, going 2-for-4 on the evening and continuing his superb month of May. The bullpen was only called on for two innings, but Mark Rzepczynski and Cody Allen closed it out to give the Tribe a series-opening win.

The Tribe made several roster moves prior to yesterday’s game, including moving Carlos Santana to the paternity list after the birth of his daughter. They moved Scott Atchison moved to the 15-day DL. Austin Adams continued his shuttle run between Columbus and Cleveland, and Jerry Sands will take Santana’s spot on the roster.

With the welcome return of Yan Gomes, the Indians catching duties resume their normally scheduled programming. But Roberto Perez filled in admirably, and will make Gomes’ off day a little easier to stomach as our Merritt Rohlfing points out. Backup catcher isn’t a glorious position, but an important one indeed.

These and other stories from around baseball:

‘Kluber stellar in Indians 5-3 win over the Mariners’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Roberto Perez make Gomes days off bearable’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘A-Rod ties Bonds for second on all-time RBI list’ – MLB.com

‘Indians make several roster moves prior to Thursday’s game’ – Wahoo’s on First

‘Rangers’ Hamilton will need fanfare to succeed’ – ESPN.com

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