Aug 4, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) pitches during the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Factory Lines: Corey Kluber, LeBron James, Jason Pinkston, Ohio State Buckeyes

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Corey Kluber, AKA, The Emotionless Robot, was a little closer to human Monday night, yet the emerging ace was still dominant enough stifle the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field.

Kluber was actually charged with an earned run, despite not being on the mound when it happened…

From Cleveland.com:

“Kluber wasn’t even present when the Reds finally scratched across their lone run. He exited after 7 1/3 innings with two runners on and Nick Hagadone surrendered an RBI double to Devin Mesoraco. The run snapped Kluber’s 17-inning scoreless streak and his stretch of 25 consecutive frames without allowing an earned run.”

LeBron James posted some photos to Instagram, where it looks like the four-time NBA MVP is doing his best to look like Barkevious Mingo.

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Instagram Photo: @KingJames

But seriously, the King has slimmed down considerably since basketball fans last saw him on the court during the NBA Finals.

James’ weight-loss is evident in this photo he posted to Instagram. Also, take note of his “Ohio Against The World” ball cap.

As an 11-year NBA veteran, James has accumulated a lot of miles during his career. He’ll be 30 in December, and this move might be made with longevity in mind.

• Browns lineman Jason Pinkston texted that he’ll “more than likely” retire after suffering another blood clot.

A fifth-round pick in 2011, Pinkston had his season cut short in 2012 due to a blood clot in his lung.

• Ohio State defensive lineman Tracey Sprinkle was suspended from the Buckeyes’ opener against Navy. Sprinkle was dropped from the team after being arrested on charges of rioting, failure to disperse and cocaine possession stemming from a large fight outside a Lorain, Ohio bar earlier in the summer.

According to Yahoo, he pleaded no contest to a drastically reduced charge of failure to comply. Sprinkle, 19, will be on probation for two years, and was fined $500.

Coach Urban Meyer said Sprinkle was reinstated because charges were dropped and drug tests came back negative.

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