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
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz