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Monday news & notes: Corey Kluber sets record, John Axford blows save

The good news - Corey Kluber set a record. The bad news - Axford happened.

Jason Miller


Corey Kluber gem goes to waste as Cleveland Indians lose: DMan's Report, Game 31, Sunday | -  Right-hander Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 13 in a no-decision as the Indians lost to the White Sox, 4-3.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians - May 4, 2014 | CLE Recap - Bastian's game recap.

Indians right-hander Corey Kluber sets club record with seven straight K's | News - Corey Kluber breezed through Chicago's order the second time on Sunday, pitching himself into the Tribe's record book. Between the third and fifth innings, Kluber struck out seven straight White Sox hitters, setting a new Indians record for consecutive strikeouts.

Tribe News

Terry Francona continues to gush about Jose Ramirez, the Tribe's new spark plug: Cleveland Indians chatter | cleveland.comJose Ramirez joined the Indians on Friday and showcased his energy from the start.

Five questions with Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti | - GM Chris Antonetti believes believes the defensive play of catcher Yan Gomes and first baseman Nick Swisher will improve.

Around the Horn

Odrisamer Despaigne could have moderate success in MLB. | : Jack Moore Article - Odrisamer Despaigne became the latest Cuban defector to join an MLB team on Saturday, when he signed a minor league deal with the Padres. Though 27-year-old pitcher had a robust career in Cuba, he is not expected to be an all-star like many of his fellow countrymen.

Remember Michael Jordan's time in baseball, 20 years later. | : Roland Lazenby Article - Twenty years ago, after three straight NBA titles and a sudden retirement, Michael Jordan announced he was giving baseball a try. An excerpt from a new biography, "Michael Jordan: The Life" tells the story of Jordan's summer in the minor leagues.