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CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians starter Corey Kluber will miss at least one month - and maybe longer - with a sprained right middle finger.

Kluber injured his finger while throwing a breaking ball in the eighth inning on Monday night, when he shut out Detroit for 7 1-3 innings. The Indians said an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of a sprain, which is the same injury that sidelined teammate Zach McAllister for seven weeks.

The Indians said Kluber could miss as much as six weeks, a major blow to their playoff chances. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game.

The right-hander has been 1 of Cleveland's most consistent starters. Kluber, who is 7-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 19 starts, will begin a throwing program as soon as he is symptom free.

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