Corey Kluber took the loss Friday but only allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts against the Tigers.
After starting off the season 6-3, Kluber has come crashing back to earth of late, having failed to register a win over his last four starts. He is still sitting on a 3.30 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 103.2 innings, but has seen a drop off in strikeouts, having recorded just 19 over his last four trips to the mound (23.1 IP), which is far lower than the rate we have grown accustomed to seeing from Kluber. Whether or not his strikeout rate continues to fall, he should remain in starting lineups through all league formats until he proves otherwise. He will look to find his way back to the win column when he takes on the Diamondbacks next week.ANALYST: Matthew Beck