MLB wrap: Indians starter Corey Kluber throws shutout, strikes out 7 in win over Angels

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Corey Kluber (Getty Images)

Corey Kluber continued to build his Cy Young resume Saturday.

The 32-year-old right hander threw a shutout on 98 pitches and struck out seven in the Indians’ 3-0 win over the Angels. Kluber surrendered just one walk and three hits in the game.

The game was scoreless through the first six innings, but Cleveland outfielder Leonys Martín broke the tie with a solo home run in the sixth and Michael Brantley followed with an RBI single two batters later. The Indians added another run in the seventh on a passed ball by Los Angeles catcher Francisco Arcia.

Kluber picked up the win and now holds a 14-6 record on the year. He lowered his ERA to 2.63.

The victory moved the Indians to 60-49 on the year while the Angels fell to 55-57.

Studs of the night

Jedd Gyorko tallied a pair of extra-base hits and three RBIs in the Cardinals’ 8-4 win over the Pirates.

Zack Wheeler threw seven scoreless innings and struck out nine in the Mets’ 3-0 victory against the Braves.

Duds of the night

Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in his team’s 3-1 loss to the Rangers.

Rockies starter Tyler Anderson pitched just three innings and allowed seven runs against the Brewers. Colorado fell 8-4.

Highlight

Diamondbacks infielder Ketel Marte crushed a home run over the left-center field fence against the Giants. Arizona came out on top 9-3.

What’s next

Yankees (68-41) at Red Sox (78-34) 8 p.m. ET — Boston will go for a four-game sweep of New York at Fenway Park on Sunday. The Red Sox pulled out a 15-7 win Thursday and followed with a pair of 4-1 victories. Masahiro Tanaka (9-2, 3.84 ERA) will start for the Yankees while David Price (11-6, 3.97) is set to take the mound for the Red Sox.