CLEVELAND (AP) Corey Kluber was short and succinct. He pitched the same way.
Kluber gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Cabrera in the first inning and allowed back-to-back shots to Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez in the third Monday before getting pulled as the Indians were roughed up 12-1 by the Detroit Tigers, who pounded out a season-high 20 hits in winning the series opener.
With the Tigers leading 5-1, Indians manager Terry Francona took the ball from Kluber (13-9), who lost his third start in a row after going 6-0 over eight starts.