Kluber throws 3-hitter, Indians beat slumping Angels 6-2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. β€” Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and Jason Kipnis had three hits in the Cleveland Indians’ 6-2 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

Mike Napoli doubled home the first run in a four-run first inning for AL Central-leading Cleveland, which has won eight of 10 in June. The Indians led 6-1 in the second inning while chasing Hector Santiago (3-4), who got just four outs in his shortest start of the season.

Yunel Escobar had two hits for the Angels (26-35), who lost their fifth straight to drop a season-worst nine games below .500.

Kluber (6-6) started the game by giving up Escobar’s double off the wall in center field, but Los Angeles’ next 17 batters couldn’t get a hit off the right-hander.