#CyKluber countdown: Kluber strikes out career-high 14 in Houston for win No. 16

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Date/score: September 16, 4-2

Opponent: Houston Astros

Pitching line: 7 IP, 1 ER, 14 SO, 2 BB

Record: 16-9

2014 strikeout total: 244

Key at-bat(s): Kluber found himself in rare trouble in the fourth – Marwin Gonzalez singled, Jon Singleton walked and Max Stassi singled to load the bases. Kluber once again locked in, striking out Alex Presley and Gregorio Petit to end the inning.

Notable: Kluber’s previous career-high in strikeouts was 13, on May 4 vs. the White Sox at Progressive Field; he pitched 8 innings that afternoon but got a no-decision.

Game score (avg. Game Score, developed by sabermetrician Bill James, is 49-50): 71

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