Indians back Kluber’s gem late

David Richard, USA Today Sports

With four runs getting scored in the ninth inning to walk-off the Rockies, a terrific start by German Marquez was wasted. Greg Holland was the culprit once again, allowing the game tying run to score before allowing a three-run walk-off homer. It is hard to fault Holland for this one, he was only a caught foul tip away from closing it out, but he was not as shard as he has been and these last two games have been rough for both him and the Rockies.

While Marquez was very good in this game, 6+ innings pitched, two hits, three walks, and three strikeouts, his counterpart was absolutely lights out. After allowing two first inning hits, one being a Charlie Blackmon solo shot on the second pitch of the game, Kluber absolutely dominated. He would allow only one more hit in the game and walked no one. He also struck out 11 batters and turned in a complete game.

Kluber’s start was nearly wasted as the Indians failed to score until the ninth inning, but the late heroics of Yan Gomes and his three run shot helped to push Cleveland on top to take game one of this two game set.

Antonio Senzatela takes the mound in his return to the rotation and he will try his best to keep the Rockies from starting a losing streak. He faces Trevor Bauer who has the ability to shut teams down, but the Rockies after going quietly on Tuesday, should hopefully have a better approach and score more than one run to give Senzatela some support.

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