#CyKluber countdown: Kluber keeps KC’s number, strikes out 10 for win No. 8


(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: July 6, 4-1

Opponent: Kansas City Royals

Pitching line: 8.1 IP, 1 ER, 10 SO, 1 BB

Record: 8-6

2014 strikeout total: 137

Key at-bat(s): Kluber allowed only two base runners through the first five innings, the first of which came in the third when Jarrod Dyson singled and stole second. Kluber struck out Christian Colon and got Lorenzo Cain on a lineout to end the (slight) threat.

Notable: Kluber struck out 10 or more for the fourth time in 2014, on his way to eleven such games for the season.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 80


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