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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 01:03 am
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More like Cy Yuck.

One of the most highly anticipated pitching duels promptly escalated into a hitting clinic, and two former American League Cy Young winners got the worst of it.

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber and Detroit Tigers staff leader Justin Verlander combined to surrender 15 earned runs on Saturday, which is the most ever allowed by opposing Cy Young winners, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Verlander (the AL's 2011 recipient) was shelled for 11 hits and nine earned runs, including three home runs - two coming from Jose Ramirez and the other from Lonnie Chisenhall.

Kluber, who earned the win thanks to his offense, allowed eight hits and six earned runs, but also struck out eight compared to Verlander's four. The 2014 AL Cy Young winner also allowed one home run off the bat of Justin Upton.

Both abysmal stat lines raised the typically savvy starters' ERAs to over five on the year. Verlander will enter his fourth start of the year sporting a 5.71 ERA, while Kluber, who's been hit hard in his first three starts, will proceed with a 6.38 ERA.