Brad Bournival

If things continue like they did Friday, the Indians are about to get a big shot in the arm.

Corey Kluber pitched a gem against the Bowie Baysox, and it resulted in a 10-0 win by the RubberDucks in front of a sellout crowd of 7,707.

Kluber allowed one hit and struck out one in five innings to pick up ?the win.

“Obviously, I didn’t throw very many pitches, but what I did I felt good getting up and down,” Kluber said. “I was just going out there like I usually do. Not anything specific, just more so going out there and trying get used to pitching in a game and making sure everything went well.”

On the disabled list since May 3 with a lower back strain, the 2014 Cy Young winner faced the minimum, sending down the final 13 in order.

He showed hops off the mound, charging from the bump on a ground ball to first by D.J. Stewart to complete the back end of a double play in the first inning.

Kluber threw 47 pitches and finished with 33 strikes. He completed his rehab assignment in the bullpen.

“When you can get in a groove and stick with it, sometimes you run into more trouble than that, but [Francisco Mejia] did a good job of keeping them off balance,” Kluber said.

The next step for Kluber is a trip to Progressive Field to meet with Tribe brass and see what the plans are.

“Nobody wants to miss time,” Kluber said. “It’s tough not being able to contribute to the team winning games, but I think that, obviously, there’s a process to it and this is another step along the way.”

While he threw fewer than 50 pitches, what Kluber did for the Ducks was invaluable.

“Anytime you get a big leaguer here, obviously — we’ve had [Jason Kipnis] and Lonnie [Chisenhall] so far this year — for them to be able to pick their brain, especially for the pitchers is great,” RubberDucks manager Mark Budzinski said. “He’s one of the best there is in terms of day-to-day preparation. He knows his routines better than anyone else. He’s a former Cy Young winner.

“To be around him can only help these guys see how he goes about his business.”

The Ducks (22-21) won for the fifth time in a row and inched over the .500 mark for the first time this season, and it was more than just Kluber getting it done.

Dylan Baker, David Speer and Leandro Linares faced two over the minimum, giving up four hits.

Bobby Bradley (two hits, three RBI), Jordan Smith (two RBI), Francisco Mejia (three hits), Tyler Krieger (two hits), Dorssys Paulino (two hits) and Mike Papi (three hits) were part of a 15-hit parade for the Ducks.

“Obviously, Kluber set the tone tonight,” Budzinski said. “We broke out there and started swinging the bats and driving the ball. It was good to see.”

Roster move

Right-handed pitcher Perci Garner, a 2016 Eastern League All-Star and former Indians reliever, has been added to the roster. Garner has yet to pitch this season.

Next up

Game 2 of the four-game series is at 6:35 p.m. Saturday. Right-hander Nick Pasquale (3-3, 3.30) faces Bowie right-hander David Hess (5-3, 5.09).