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Indians Announce Kluber Sctratched From Tonight’s Start vs Tigers

CLEVELAND – The Indians have made a pitching change for tonight’s first of three against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, as they will not have their reigning Cy Young Award Winner on the mound.

Corey Kluber has been scratched from his start tonight against Detroit due to a right hamstring strain. The Indians announced he is expected to pitch again this season.

Taking Kluber’s place tonight is Josh Tomlin, who is 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA this season. In his last start on Sunday at home vs the Angels he went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and eight strikeouts.

Here’s the updated pitching matchups for the weekend for the Indians and Tigers.

Fri September 4 @ Detroit, 7:08PM, SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN

RHP Josh Tomlin vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein

Sat September 5 @ Detroit, 7:08PM, SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN

RHP Danny Salazar vs. RHP Alfredo Simon

Sun September 6 @ Detroit, 1:08PM, SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN

TBD vs. RHP Justin Verlander

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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