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Jul 12, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Kluber‘s Poor Numbers

It’s surprising to many that the Cleveland Indians haven’t been better this season, but it’s hard to fault them for that when the Royals, Twins, and at times, the Tigers, have played so well.

The biggest surprise from the Tribe has to be the fact the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner is just 4-10 at the All-Star break. Kluber lost just nine games all of last season.

He had a horrible start to the season, going 0-5 with a 5.04 ERA in his first seven starts. From there, though, Kluber has been dominant.

Kluber struck out 18 batters on May 13 to win his first game. In the span of four starts, he struck out 50 batters in 32 innings and his ERA dropped over a run and a half.

In his last 12 starts, Kluber has just a 2.54 ERA but his record during that time is just 4-5. Overall, Kluber is 4-10 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 154 strikeouts in 133 1/3 innings this season.

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