Jul 11, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) pitches during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Factory Lines: Corey Kluber Shuts Out Seattle Mariners, Indians Make a Trade & Nike Continues to Confuse Children

The Emotionless Robot out dueled King Felix Hernandez at Progressive Field Wednesday night as Corey Kluber tossed a complete-game shutout to improve to 11-6 enroute to a 2-0 Tribe victory.

It took just 85 pitches, as Kluber faced one over the minimum. In his last two games, he’s tossed 18 innings, allowed zero earned runs, and struck out 18. He’s also allowed just five hits, while walking nobody.

As the trade deadline nears, never forget the small deals. Kluber was acquired from the Padres in a three-way deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. All it cost was Jake Westbrook.

• This was Hernandez’s third loss of the year in 23 starts. On an interesting note, Hernandez is now 3-6 when he pitches at Progressive Field.

• The blog at Let’s Go Tribe wrote a post on what a Kluber extension might look like.

Jason Kipnis took to Twitter with this manifesto following the trade of his pal, Justin Masterson.

• With the acquisition of James Ramsey, the Indians suddenly have a surplus of outfield prospects. Could GM Chris Antonetti make a move by tonight’s today’s 4 p.m. deadline?

• Factory of Sadness Co-Editor Jared Mueller reached out to our St. Louis Blog, Arch Authority, to get St. Louis’ perspective on Ramsey.

• Nike unveiled a new LeBron James t-shirt. The Oregon-based company apparently trying its darndest to confuse kids about spelling across the United States.

• According to an ESPN report, the Cavs are the frontrunner to land Kevin Love, because they’re the only team Minnesota is talking to about a potential trade for Kevin Love.

• Cleveland.com used 272 words to report a story that Johnny Manziel grabbed a beer after practice in suburban Cleveland Tuesday. No word on whether or not Keno was being played.

From Si.com, Brian Hoyer is unfazed by “Manziel Mania.”

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