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Corey Kluber Named AL Pitcher of the Month

On Monday it was announced that Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber added a second award within this past week.

Kluber is the reigning American League Player of the Week and has just added American League Pitcher of the Month for the month of June. This is the third time in Kluber’s career he’s been Pitcher of the Month.

Kluber was 4-0 in six starts in June with a 1.26 ERA and struck out 64 batters in 43 innings of work.

He has struck out 10 or more in four consecutive starts and tied the club mark set by Bob Feller.  Kluber is the only Indians pitcher to accomplish this in a single season (Feller’s ran in a span of two seasons).

Kluber joins Chris Sale and Max Scherzer as one of three pitchers with a streak of four or more starts with 10 strikeouts or more.

He has also struck out seven or more batters in 13 straight home starts which is now a club record.

Lastly, with Kluber’s 12 strikeouts against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, Kluber tied Luis Tiant for 10th all-time in Indians history with 1,041 strikeouts.

After Kluber surpasses Tiant, Mike Garcia will be next with 1,095 for 9th all-time.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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