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Kluber receives Bob Feller Man of Year Award

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Indians ace also earned Cleveland BBWAA honor in ’14

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber has rewritten several sections of the Indians’ record book with his pitching prowess over the past few seasons. His latest campaign led to his second career American League Cy Young Award — something no player had achieved before in Cleveland’s long, storied history.

For his work, Kluber has been named the recipient of the 2017 Bob Feller Man of the Year Award as voted by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, honoring the pitcher as the Indians’ top player for this past season. Kluber, who also won the award in ’14, became the first starting pitcher since Gaylord Perry (1972, ’74) to take home the honor twice.

“The No. 1 responsibility of a starting pitcher is to be reliable,” Kluber said after winning the AL Cy Young Award last month. “But then also, not just taking the ball, but taking the ball and going out there and giving the team a chance to win. Aside from any statistics, I think that, to me, is what I try to judge things on.”

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Indians ace Corey Kluber wins 2017 AL Cy Young award

By | Corey Kluber

This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber

Mike Axisa, www.cbssports.com,

Wednesday night, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of American announced Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young Award. Red Sox lefty Chris Sale finished second in the voting and Yankees righty Luis Severino finished third.

This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber, who won the award back in 2014. He also finished third in the voting last season. Also, this is the fourth time in the past 11 seasons an Indians pitcher has won the AL Cy Young. CC Sabathia won in 2007, Cliff Lee won in 2008, and Kluber won in 2014 and 2017.

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is finalist for American League’s Cy Young Award

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Dave “Dino” DeNatale , WKYC

CLEVELAND – Corey Kluber may soon be able to be referred to as ‘Cy Kluber’ once again.

The Indians right-hander has been named as one of three finalists for the 2017 American League’s Cy Young Award. Kluber, who won the award in 2014, put together a dominant regular season as he finished 18-4 with a 2.25 earned run average.

Kluber’s 18 wins tied for the most in the American League. His 2.25 ERA was easily the lowest in the AL, while his 265 strikeouts were second only to Boston’s Chris Sale. (Keep in mind, injuries kept Kluber to only 29 starts in 2017).

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Indians’ Corey Kluber selected to All-Star Game

By | Corey Kluber

 CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber and reliever Andrew Miller were selected to represent the American League in the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the league announced on ESPN Sunday night.

Kluber and Miller will each make their second consecutive appearances for the American League in the All-Star Game. Along with fellow pitcher Danny Salazar and shortstop Francisco Lindor, Kluber represented the Indians last year, while Miller was a member of the New York Yankees during the 2016 Mid-Summer Classic.

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.

Over 36 appearances out of the bullpen in his first full year with the Indians after being acquired in a trade with the Yankees last July, Miller has a 3-2 record with two saves and 20 holds, a 1.49 earned run average and a 0.71 WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched).

In 42.1 innings of work, the 6-foot-7, 205-pound Miller has registered 65 strikeouts and allowed just 10 walks, 20 hits and seven earned runs.

Off the disabled list for a month after being hampered by a lower back strain, Kluber finished off a strong performance throughout the month of June with a 12-strikeout showing over eight innings of work in a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field Thursday.

The win was Kluber’s fourth in the month of June and marked the sixth straight game in which he went at least six innings. In Kluber’s 12 starts this season, only once has he failed to make it through the sixth inning.

Kluber has struck out 25 batters over his last two starts and registered at least 10 strikeouts in all but one of his six June starts.

Thursday’s win against the Rangers marked the 30th time in Kluber’s career in which he collected 10 or more strikeouts. Kluber’s four straight 10-plus strikeouts performance tied an Indians record set by Hall of Famer Bob Feller during the 1938 and 1939 seasons.

Kluber recently registered his 1,000th career strikeout, and is currently tied with Luis Tiant for the 10th-most strikeouts in Indians history.

In his 30 10-plus strikeout performances, Kluber is 18-0 with a 1.45 earned run average, and the Indians are 54-0 when he gets four or more runs of support, a streak that dates back to June 11, 2013.

On the season, Kluber has struck out 105 hitters against just 20 walks with 60 hits and 27 earned runs allowed over 80.1 innings of work. Despite missing several starts because of the back issues, Kluber has a 7-2 record and 3.02 earned run average, the best of any Indians starting pitcher.

Along with Kluber and Miller, the Indians will be represented by manager Terry Francona, starting third baseman Jose Ramirez, shortstop Francisco Lindor and outfielder Michael Brantley at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

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Kluber wins American League Cy Young Award

By | Corey Kluber

By Jordan Bastian / MLB.com | @MLBastian | November 12th, 2014

CLEVELAND — Pitch by pitch, game by game, Corey Kluber steadily cemented his place among baseball’s elite arms this past season. He embraced being a leader for a young starting rotation, which was tasked with carrying a heavy load for a club clinging to contention as summer gave way to fall.

Through it all, it seemed premature to attach the “ace” label to his name, considering the nature of Kluber’s breakout season. Now, though, after the voters had their say and named him the 2014 winner of the AL Cy Young Award, there is no more denying that the right-hander deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the Major League’s best pitchers.

Indians ace Corey Kluber. It has a nice ring to it.

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