CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Corey Kluber had never been a 20-game winner before. That changed on Monday night in Chicago. The reigning Cy Young winner threw a dominant game against the White Sox, going seven innings without allowing a run and striking out 11 batters. Kluber ran his record to 20-7 and lowered his ERA to 2.83.
The offense did their work late. Brandan Guyer’s solo homer, his seventh of the year, put the Indians up 1-0. They’d add three more in the ninth when Adam Rosales slugged a homer and Brandon Barnes and Edwin Encarnacion each had RBI singles.
Adam Miller and Cody Allen each threw a shut out frame to end the game when Kluber left after the seventh.
The Indians have won three games in a row and will send Trevor Bauer to the mound Tuesday in game two of the series.