DETROIT (AP) Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber left a game Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers because of back discomfort.
Kluber was replaced for the fourth inning after struggling on a cold, damp night. He allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk while throwing 55 pitches. Kluber had gone at least six innings in each of his first five starts.
It was Kluber's shortest outing since completing 2 2/3 innings against Houston last May 9.
Among the hits allowed by Kluber was a homer by Miguel Cabrera. It was Cabrera's sixth career homer off Kluber.