#CyKluber countdown: Kluber dominates D-Backs, gets first big-league hit in win No. 7

June25

(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: June 25, 6-1

Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitching line: 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 SO, 1 BB

Record: 7-5

2014 strikeout total: 122

Key at-bat(s): With the Indians leading, 3-0, in the third, Ender Inciarte doubled with one out, the fourth hit Kluber had allowed thus far. But Yan Gomes threw out Inciarte at third, then struck out Gerardo Parra to end the inning. Kluber allowed only one other base runner, a walk in the fifth.

Notable: Kluber had his first Major League hit:

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 76

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