Corey Kluber improved to 12-6 after giving up just one run on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings against the Reds on Monday.
While his two-start, 18-inning scoreless streak came to an end, Kluber has now thrown four-straight quality starts and earned a win in six of his last seven outings. Even more impressive is his 35:3 K:BB over his last 34 innings (four starts). The preseason hype on Kluber has proven to be right all year and those owners who chose Danny Salazar over him are still kicking themselves. Kluber will look to keep the momentum rolling with his next start this week which comes against the Yankees.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett