Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kluber aims to extend Tribe's win streak to 11

After throwing 115 pitches in a complete-game shutout against the Rays on June 21, the Indians decided to give Corey Kluber an extra day of rest.
The 30-year-old right-hander, who recorded nine strikeouts in the 6-0 win, will take the mound to face the Braves on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Kluber (7-7, 3.59 ERA) has gone 3-1 in June and is 5-2 in his last seven starts.
Matt Wisler (3-7, 4.22 ERA) will get the ball for Atlanta, facing the Indians for the first time in his career. Last time out, Wisler delivered his second straight quality start, despite issuing a season-high four walks against the Mets on Thursday.
The 23-year-old right-hander yielded three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The Braves came out with a 4-3 win, thanks to Adonis Garcia's two-run, go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth.
Things to know about this game
• Wisler has struggled at home, going 1-5 with a 4.45 ERA over nine starts this season at Turner Field, where he has given up 18 walks.
• Several Braves have faced Kluber in the past with limited success. Erick Aybar is 4-for-9 against Kluber, and A.J. Pierzynski is 4-for-15 with a double and a home run.
• With the Indians in a National League park, Mike Napoli got the start at first base over Carlos Santana in the series opener without the option of a designated hitter in the lineup. Santana did appear as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning on Monday night, delivering an RBI single.

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