The Indians came into the Motor City riding a four-game winning streak and coming off a sweep against the A’s. They were turning some heads nationwide having won 10 of their last 11 games and leading the league in many statistical categories rocketing them up to one game behind division-leading Detroit.
And what happened? Well, the Tigers let the high-flying Tribe know why they are leading the division. Corey Kluber was off to a decent start to the season as a fill-in starter for the Tribe, but he got rocked on Friday night lasting only four and two thirds innings while surrendering eight runs in a 10-4 loss in the series opener.
Getting ‘Klubered’ in reverse
The Twitter-originated phrase “Klubered” was created during the right-hander’s hot start to the season during which he made four appearances (two starts) and went 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA. Friday night, you could say the Tigers “Klubered” Corey. There’s a reason whyMiguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are two of the best - if not the best