#CyKluber countdown: Kluber stifles AL East champ O’s for third straight road win, win No. 5


(Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Nov. 12 announcement of the AL Cy Young Award, we’ll count down Corey Kluber’s 18 wins with a post per day recapping his victories.)

Date/score: May 24, 9-0

Opponent: Baltimore Orioles

Pitching line: 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 SO, 1 BB

Record: 5-3

2014 strikeout total: 83

Key at-bat(s): Kluber allowed only three Baltimore runners to reach second base, one of which was in the first inning. After Adam Jones singled and Chris Davis walked, Kluber got Nelson Cruz to fly out to right. He cruised from there.

Notable: With his nine strikeouts, Kluber became the first pitcher in MLB to have five outings of eight strikeouts or more to this point in the season.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 74


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