Rays Corey Kluber, the sweeper and the latest MLB pitching trend

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Corey Kluber has long said that his breaking ball resists classification. It’s not a curve. It’s not a slider. It’s just his breaking ball — the pitch that helped him win the Cy Young in 2014 and ’17, and that still bedevils hitters today, with far more horizontal break than a traditional slider yet less drop than a traditional curve.


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