That was all the scoring they did, but it was all they needed, because Corey Kluber pitched like the ace Indians fans have come to know and love. Kloob pitched a complete game, allowing only three hits, one walk, and two runs over nine innings. He struck out eight.
Five different Indians players got one RBI each. The only Tribe batters who went hitless were Francisco Lindor, who contributed to the victory with a sacrifice fly, and Yan Gomes, playing in his first game after being bruised in an unfortunate place a few days ago. The win brought the Indians back to eight games over .500. Since the Royals and Tigers both lost, the Indians gained a game on each of those teams. The White Sox, who began the day in fourth place in the AL Central, are now in second place, 3.5 games behind the Indians. The Indians have now won eight of their last ten games.