By Bryant Kizer
Corey Kluber is doing his job of trying the get the Cleveland Indians out of the cellar of the American League Central, but the Indians bats are not helping him.
Kluber struck out 12, but the Chicago White Sox won 2-1 in 10 innings.
Kluber went nine innings and allowed one run of five hits. However, the Indians ability of hitting against lefties continue. Chris Sale matched Kluber by allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven in eight innings.
The Indians, who will see nothing but left-handed starters in the four-game series against the White Sox, are 4-10.
The Indians scored first in the third. Jose Ramirez sacrifice fly to right scored Roberto Perez who opening the inning with a double.
Kluber (1-6) was untouchable thru three innings, striking out seven. He gave up back-to-back singles in the fourth with one out. But the slammed the door after that. He struck out Adam LaRoche and Avisail Garcia line out to right.
The shutout bid ended in the sixth. Adam Eaton tripled and scored Kluber’s wild pitch.
In the 10th with Zach McAllister pitching, Garcia walked and was sub by J.B. Shuck who scored on Carlos Sanchez single.
Kluber has struck out 30 in the last two games. The club record for strikeouts in consecutive games is 32 held by Luis Tiant.
The Indians (14-23) still in the bottom of the cellar, will send Trevor Bauer (2-1) to the mound against lefty Jose Quintana (2-3).