#CyKluber countdown: Kluber shines on the big stage in the Bronx in win No. 13


(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: August 9, 7-1

Opponent: New York Yankees

Pitching line: 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 SO, 1 BB

Record: 13-6

2014 strikeout total: 187

Key at-bat(s): Kluber cruised through five innings in the Bronx, but Derek Jeter and Jacoby Ellsbury singled to start the sixth. Kluber buckled down and struck out Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew to retire the side.

Notable: Along with a no-decision in his next start, in which he allowed one run in 7.2 innings, Kluber lowered his ERA to a season-low 2.41.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 73


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