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Yankees Kluber named AL Player of the Week

BRONX, N.Y. — New York Yankees’ starting pitcher Corey Kluber was named American League Player of the Week. The marks the fifth time in Kluber’s career he has been bestowed such an honor. He becomes the first pinstriped pitcher to earn the award since Michael Pineda in May 2015, when he struck out 16 against the Baltimore Orioles.

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In two starts against the Orioles and Detroit Tigers, Kluber posted a 0.61 ERA in 14.2 frames. The Yankee righty racked up 15 Ks, yielding eight hits and three free passes.

The distinction comes off his most recent outing, Sunday afternoon, where Kluber hurled eight scoreless innings with 10 Ks, allowing a mere two hits and one walk.