Kluber said one of the biggest factors of his recent success has been his ability to attack the strike zone.
"The biggest thing is going out there and pounding the strike zone, keeping the pressure on their hitters," Kluber said. "Not giving them any free passes, just throwing strikes and moving the ball around the zone."
Kluber has not only been pounding the strike zone, but he's also been missing bats at a high rate. That was apparent in his 9.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio, as well as his 10.57 K/9 rate in August.
Kluber's dominant month coincided with a very successful August for the Indians, who went 19-9 to distance themselves from the pack in the AL Central. Kluber said he has been taking a similar approach as the rest of the team during the sustained run, with the mantra: "just do your job."
"We keep it going by just showing up and working and doing the same things that we've been doing," Kluber said. "You can't just roll out of bed and show up and play a game. And I think we've done a good job of that. We're still doing the little things that win games."
Kyle Beery is a contributor to MLB.com based in Detroit and covered the Indians on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.