CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Indians offense struggled at the plate tonight. They would get 2 runs on only 6 hits. But that wasn’t the biggest story of the game. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber left the game in the top of the fifth after being drilled by a 102-MPH comebacker. Kluber was immediately pulled from the game.
According to the team, Kluber x-rays after the game was initially diagnosed with a right forearm contusion. Later on, the team Twitter account announced that he has a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna. He will be reevaluated tomorrow in Cleveland to Confirm and assess the timetable. The Indians eventually lost to the Marlins 4-2.
The Indians two runs would be scored by a pair of home runs tonight. Catcher Roberto Perez hit his third home run on the season in the top of the third inning. First baseman Carlos Santana hit his fourth home run on the season in the top of the ninth. Santana has hit three home runs in his last three games. Outfielder Rosell Herrera had a huge game for the Marlins. He went 2-4 with 3 RBI’s on the night. All three were scored off of Corey Kluber.
Corey Kluber final line:
4.2 innings, 3 runs, 3 earned, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts, 5.80 ERA (2-3, L)
Caleb Smith final line:
7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 earned, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts, 1 home run, 2.00 ERA (3-0, W)
The Indians will have a day off on Thursday before starting a seven game home-stand on Friday against the Seattle Mariners.