Corey Kluber Roughed Up In 12-1 Loss To Tigers

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND— Corey Kluber was short and succinct. He pitched the same way. Kluber gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Cabrera in the first inning...

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