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Cleveland Indians: Corey Kluber’s big night among other things

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In a night where the Cleveland Indians ace was back to his old self, the Tribe offense came alive in the sixth inning for a big win.

The Cleveland Indians offense may have struggled to start off the evening, but things quickly turned around for the Tribe. It seemed like the team’s struggles from Friday night would continue. Felix Pena had a no-hitter heading into the sixth inning.

Once that inning came around, the Tribe offense lit up like a torch. It started with Leonys Martin breaking up the no-hitter with one swing. Martin also had a homer in Friday’s game making this the fourth time in his career his homered in consecutive games.

Michael Brantley also knocked himself an RBI for the second time in two nights. Outside of that Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor netted some hits but no one else see much action. That’s kind of what you could expect when someone has a no-hitter against you for five innings.

Some more big news is that Shohei Ohtani didn’t get a hit. Ohtani hit his first career homer off Corey Kluber, so naturally he went 0-4 against Kluber on Saturday.

As for Kluber himself, he was simply magnificent. Corey Kluber’s terrific outing looked like it may have stayed under the radar thanks to Pena’s terrific play. But that changed quickly. Kluber allowed just three hits in his start, but he accomplished quite a feat when all was said and done.

Corey Kluber pitched the second Maddux of his career. For those who are unaware of the meaning to that, it means Kluber pitched a complete-game shutout while throwing less than 100 pitches. Seeing Kluber return to this level of play is truly inspiring for Indians fans. Along with the recent play of Carlos Carrasco and the continued dominance from Trevor Bauer, it makes for a deadly trio.

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The Indians offense has some work to do in the coming months, the lineup was one of the best hitting lineups in the month of July but they have run into some struggles here in August. Fortunately the Indians pitching staff is able to keep the Tribe in these types of games for now.