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Kluber helps Tribe blank Royals, 3-0

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Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals reacts after striking out against the Cleveland Indians during a game on Friday night in Cleveland.

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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber kept the Cleveland Indians in the game long enough to get to Kansas City’s bullpen.
Kluber pitched into the eighth inning and pinch hitter Michael Bourn had a big two-run double, leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Cleveland got its first hit of the game against Bruce Chen in the fifth inning, but Kluber and two relievers made sure a three-run seventh was enough. Carlos Santana had an RBI single before Bourn came up his clutch swing.
Kluber (7-5) allowed three hits and struck out eight in 7 2-3 ...


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