Corey Kluber has piled up accolades during his eight seasons in the majors.The 32-year-old Alabama native has won two American League Cy Young awards. He has three All-Star selections. He helped guide the Cleveland Indians to the World Series in 2016 Elvis Andrus Jersey
, when he started Game 1 and earned the victory.But there is one thing Kluber has yet to do in his career: Put together a 20-win season.Article continues below ...Kluber (19-7, 2.93 ERA) can change that Monday night when the Indians visit the Chicago White Sox to open a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field. He already has set a career high with 19 wins and has a chance to become the Indians’ first 20-game winner since Cliff Lee went 22-3 in 2008.The last pitcher before Lee to win 20 games for the Tribe was Gaylord Perry in 1974.At 87-68, the Indians already have locked up their third consecutive AL Central title. They expect to face the Houston Astros in the AL Divisional Series while the Boston Red Sox will square off against the wild-card winner.But Kluber has no interest in taking a long break before the playoffs. The right-hander wants to produce at least one more quality outing in order to stay sharp for the postseason.“To me, it makes the most sense to still try to stay in that competitive frame of mind,” Kluber said recently to MLB.com. “I don’t want to go out there and feel like it’s spring training or something like that, just because we’ve already clinched. I think the best way to stay locked in is to kind of keep your foot on the gas, so to speak.”On the year, Kluber has 205 strikeouts in 203 innings. He is the first pitcher in team history to surpass 200 innings and 200 strikeouts in five straight seasons.“It’s just being able to stay healthy and make starts and log innings,” Kluber said. “Hopefully, that results in giving the team a chance to win. I’m not concerned with what specific statistics are. It’s just being able to be reliable and take the ball when it’s your turn.”Kluber is 12-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) against Chicago. He has 173 strikeouts in 153 2/3 innings.The White Sox (61-94) need two victories in their final seven games to avoid a 100-loss campaign. They have endured only three 100-loss seasons in franchise history (1932, 1948 and 1970).Chicago manager Rick Renteria said he hoped that fans could stay patient during the team’s rebuilding effort.“We see it not only in the Cubs’ (successful rebuild) Ivan Rodriguez Jersey
, we’ve seen it with the Astros, the Indians, a multitude of clubs that have gone through that process,” Renteria said to the Chicago Tribune. “The Braves, it took the Braves four years. It took the Astros four or five years.“It’s hard for me to explain to the fans other than my own belief that what we have coming is going to be something that is going to be very fruitful in the near future.”White Sox right-hander Dylan Covey (5-13, 5.33 ERA) will make his 20th start of the season. The 27-year-old faced the Indians on Wednesday night, tossing six scoreless innings while striking out five.Covey is 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA in seven career games (five starts) against the Indians. CHICAGO (AP) — A couple of costly errors at third base over the weekend contributed to Miguel Andujar being the designated hitter the last two games.There’s no issue with the 23-year-old’s bat, though.Andujar homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, Sonny Gray won in his first relief outing since 2013 and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night.Andujar had three hits, and Giancarlo Stanton added a two-run shot as New York won its second straight following a five-game skid that included four losses at AL East-leading Boston.Whether it’s third base or DH, Andujar said it doesn’t matter as long as he’s in the lineup.“I’m going to play whatever position the manager decides to put me in http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-shin-soo-choo-jersey
,” he said through a translator.Gray (9-8) pitched three scoreless innings in his first appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out four. Gray hadn’t come out of the bullpen since his rookie season with Oakland.“It’s been a tough couple of days for me, but everyone in this clubhouse has had my back,” he said. “It was nice to come in in a situation and pitch well enough to get a win there.”After Stanton’s homer made it 3-1 in the 10th, Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer against Zach Britton in the bottom of the inning.Didi Gregorius started the 13th-inning rally with a one-out walk against Luis Avilan (2-1). After Gleyber Torres struck out, Luke Voit singled to put runners on first and second. Andujar then singled to left, scoring Gregorius.Abreu’s homer was his 20th this season, making him the 18th player with least 20 homers in each of his first five seasons.Yankees starter CC Sabathia struck out 12 and allowed a run over 5 2/3 innings. The left-hander became the first player 38 or older with that many strikeouts in a game since Randy Johnson on Aug. 22, 2008, according to ESPN Stats & Info.White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and allowed one run and four hits in seven innings.“His velocity was up and he was attacking the zone,” manager Rick Renteria said of Lopez. “He got into a little traffic and could have fallen apart, and he worked right through it.”Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the third on a sacrifice fly by Abreu.Aaron Hicks broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff double in the sixth.Andujar’s homer leading off the seventh tied it at 1.“He’s just been such a good player for us Prince Fielder Jersey
,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s so good in the box. The ability to make adjustments that he’s shown throughout the year has been impressive and it’s just another good night for him.”ROBBED … AGAINWith one out in the fifth, Lopez appeared to lose the no-hitter and shutout on the same pitch. Kyle Higashioka hit a drive to center that looked destined for the bleachers, but center fielder Adam Engel ran back and reached well over the wall to bring it back.It was the second straight night Engel has taken away an apparent home run. On Monday, he robbed Greg Bird of a potential three-run shot when he made a leaping catch in the fourth inning.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury is out for the season after having surgery on his left hip. The team said Ellsbury had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum. The surgery was performed Monday by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The expected recovery time is about six months.UP NEXTDespite being tied for most wins in the AL, Yankees RHP Luis Severino (14-5, 3.08) enters the finale of the three-game series Wednesday night looking to snap a three-start losing streak. Severino has allowed 16 runs in 15 innings during that stretch, an ERA of 9.60. RHP Lucas Giolito (7-8, 5.97) starts for the White Sox.