#CyKluber countdown: Kluber nearly goes the distance in dominating the Twins for win No. 15

Sept11

Date/score: September 11, 8-2

Opponent: Minnesota Twins

Pitching line: 8.1 IP, 2 ER, 7 SO, 0 BB

Record: 15-9

2014 strikeout total: 230

Key at-bat(s): Trying to hang on for a complete game, Kluber allowed singles by Oswaldo Arcia and Eduardo Escobar in the eighth – but as he had done all season, buckled down, striking out Jordan Schaefer and getting Danny Santana to line out. He entered the ninth having thrown 96 pitches, but allowed three singles, the latter an RBI variety by Trevor Plouffe, and exited after 8.1 innings.

Notable: The second of five wins in a row, Kluber had five 1-2-3 innings in the victory.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 66

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