Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians’ 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave up one run and six hits. ”I feel like I’m getting stronger each time out, and I was able to get the pitch count up to where I wanted it today,” Kluber said after throwing 107 pitches. ”I’m getting sharper and as long as that continues, we’re in a good place.” Collmenter threw three-hit ball in seven shutout innings.
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