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Indians ace Kluber leaves game with back discomfort

DETROIT (AP) -- Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber left a game Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers because of back discomfort.

. @DreKnott reports @Indians starter Corey Kluber was pulled early today due to low back discomfort

— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) May 3, 2017

Kluber was replaced for the fourth inning after struggling on a cold, damp night. He allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk while throwing 55 pitches. Kluber had gone at least six innings in each of his first five starts.

It was Kluber's shortest outing since completing 2 2/3 innings against Houston last May 9.

Among the hits allowed by Kluber was a homer by Miguel Cabrera. It was Cabrera's sixth career homer off Kluber.