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Kluber returns from DL, shines as Indians rock Athletics 8-0

Corey Kluber's month away didn't have any affect his fastball, curveball or his well-known icy demeanor.

Back on the mound, Cleveland's ace was as cool and calculating as ever.

"He was filthy," Indians catcher Roberto Perez said.

Kluber pitched six shutout innings and struck out 10 in his first start since May 2 and the Indians scored four runs during a strange sixth inning when the outfield sprinklers came on as Cleveland pounded the error-and-strikeout prone Oakland Athletics 8-0 on Thursday.

Kluber (4-2) had been sidelined with a strained lower back, an injury that kept the righty sidelined for four weeks and deprived a struggling rotation — the...