#CyKluber countdown: Bats lift Kluber in win No. 9
(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 11, 7-4
Opponent: Chicago White Sox
Pitching line: 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 SO, 2 BB
2014 strikeout total: 142
Key at-bat(s): After Adam Dunn homered to lead off the fifth for a 4-3 White Sox lead, Kluber retired the next six with only a walk (and subsequent double play) allowed. Cleveland then took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth.
Notable: Corey Kluber … human? Kluber allowed four or more earned runs only five times in 2014, and still managed to pick up the win near the end of a long Tribe homestand before the All-Star Break.