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Klubot engaged: Indians kick off three games set against Quintana and White Sox

Corey Kluber looks to add another gem to his 2016 Cy Young resume

Do Klubots dream of electric sweeps?
Do Klubots dream of electric sweeps?
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

When: August 16, 2016, 7:10 pm ET

Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH

Radio: WTAM



In the earlier days of the season, you could be forgiven for arguing that Danny Salazar or even Carlos Carrasco had taken over as the de facto ace(s) of the Tribe rotation. Lately, however, Corey Kluber has proved just how wrong you were. That's not a knock on the Dzar or Cookie in the least bit, but a testament to just how dominant the Klubot has been in recent starts. Here's where he stands now in a handful of totally not cherry-picked statistical categories:

Category Klubot #s AL Rank
ERA 3.21 9th
SIERA 3.47 3rd
xFIP 3.37 2nd
SO 156 5th
K/9 8.94 8th
fWAR 4.2 1st

Not too bad, eh? He'll be squaring off against Chicago's Jose Quintana, who also is not too bad (3rd in AL with a 3.7 fWAR). Quintana is a tough lefty, so it's no surprise to see Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin sitting this one out. Hopefully streaking Jose Ramirez and Mike Napoli can feast on the southpaw and get the series off to a good start.

Let's Go Tribe!

Today's Lineups

Adam Eaton - RF Rajai Davis - CF
Tyler Saladino - 2B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Melky Cabrera - LF Francisco Lindor - SS
Jose Abreu - 1B Mike Napoli - 1B
Justin Morneau - DH Carlos Santana - DH
Todd Frazier - 3B Jose Ramirez - 3B
J.B. Shuck - CF Brandon Guyer - LF
Tim Anderson - SS Abraham Almonte - RF
Omar Narvaez - C Roberto Perez - C
Jose Quintana - LHP Corey Kluber - RHP