Indians’ Corey Kluber strikes huge honor with AL Pitcher of the Month

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What a month of September for the Indians’ Corey Kluber. His fabulous conclusion to his season earned him another honor.  He was named the American League Pitcher of the Month.

Kluber went 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA and led the majors with 56 strikeouts in September.  He closed the season with an 18-9 record as the Tribe chased a wild card spot.

Cleveland now boasts the last two September winners of the Pitcher of the Month award as Ubaldo Jimenez won the honor last year.

During the month, Kluber posted back-to-back games of 14 strikeouts.  He lowered his ERA for the season to 2.44. For the season, he pitched 3 complete games and one shutout.  He issued only 51 walks and struck out 269 over 34 starts during the season.

Kluber and Felix Hernandez of Seattle are considered the two front runners for the American League Cy Young Award.

Teammate Carlos Carrasco also received votes as he managed a lethal 1.62 ERA in September.

 Congrats!