Ultimately the only way the Indians win tonight was Corey Kluber throwing seven shutout innings. That didn't happen, so the Indians didn't win.
- The Indians went in order in the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings. Max Scherzer only started racking up the strikeouts towards the end of his outing, content to induce weak contact early in the game. When he left after the eighth inning, Scherzer had retired 22 Cleveland batters in a row.
- Corey Kluber looked very good until the sixth inning, when he left some pitches in the middle of the plate. Three batters into the inning, the 1-0 Tribe lead turned into a 3-1 deficit. He did finish the inning and pitched into the seventh, but the damage had been done. Still, Kluber pitched a good game, an outing you will certainly take, especially against that lineup.
- Terry Francona tried to get away with using David Huff in the ninth inning because he had used most of his key relievers in yesterday's game. But the gamble backfired, and the Tigers would score two runs to make the game Valverde-proof.
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