Indians ace Kluber leaves game with back discomfort

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 2: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning at Comerica Park on May 2, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber left a game Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers because of back discomfort.

Kluber was replaced for the fourth inning after struggling on a cold, damp night. He allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk while throwing 55 pitches. Kluber had gone at least six innings in each of his first five starts.

It was Kluber’s shortest outing since completing 2 2/3 innings against Houston last May 9.

Among the hits allowed by Kluber was a homer by Miguel Cabrera. It was Cabrera’s sixth career homer off Kluber.