Cy Young Award-winner Corey Kluber won his ninth game of the season in a 3-2 Cleveland win over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday. Kluber’s lucky number was seven, as he worked seven innings only giving up 7 hits, and striking out 7. While Kluber had a fantastic game, he gave credit to the Brewer batters.
Travis Shaw returned the favor, explaining what makes him such a great pitcher.
Kluber’s pitching competition, Junior Guerra also had a fantastic evening, allowing only 7 hits in 6 innings of work, although he allowed the Indians to score all of their runs in the first two innings. Lorenzo Cain knocked in Milwaukee’s first run in the third inning and Travis Shaw homered off Cleveland closer Cody Allen in the ninth, but the Brewers still suffered a second straight loss for the first time since late April. First baseman Eric Thames plays for Triple-A Colorado Springs tonight as he starts a rehab assignment. Chase Anderson will be on the mound for the Brewers in Cleveland as they try to salvage a split of the two-game series.