Royals tag reigning AL Cy Young winner Kluber for 10 hits in 6-2 win at Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals kept AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber winless this season, beating the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Monday night.
Kluber (0-3) gave up six runs, four of them earned, and 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings. After going 18-9 last year, he hasn’t won in five starts and has a 4.24 ERA. Despite Kluber’s rough start, Moustakas said he’s still a formidable opponent.
“If he’s not one of the best, he’s the best. He goes out there and he commands all of his stuff well,” Mosutakas said. “We were able to just get some big hits against him. We never gave up and kept battling and we were able to push across a couple runs.”
Gordon drove in two runs, and had a go-ahead double in the sixth. Moustakas had four hits, including an RBI single in the seventh, and is 11 for 25 lifetime against Kluber.
“We had a great night; really using the other field well. Getting two strikes and shortening up, and putting good swings on the ball,” manager Ned Yost said during his postgame comments.
The Indians committed a season-high three errors and have lost seven of 10.
Jason Vargas (2-1) gave up two runs in five innings.