Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/13/13
CLEVELAND -- Assigning reason to the Indians win Friday turned into a baseball rundown of sorts.Many were involved, as running them down shows.Or something like that.Whatever.The major factor in beating Kansas City in the opening game of a three-game series: Corey Kluber.The Indians starter continues his ascension in the rotation, to the point that hes gone from an April callup to a mainstay of the starting staff.Kluber had his second good outing in a row, and this time he got the win (unlike last time against Detroit). He threw seven-and-two-third shutout innings, and gave up just three hits. He got in trouble in the fifth thanks to a triple and two walks, but got the dangerous Alex Gordon to strike out swinging and the dangerous Eric Hosmer to ground back to Kluber.Of the next 11 hitters, one reached base (on a walk).He did not let any of their hitters get comfortable at all, said Cody Allen, who had an adventurous ninth-inning save.He had stuff working, had them off balance -- in...
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