Corey Kluber lasted only three innings at Comerica Park on Tuesday, as he departed early because of lower back discomfort.

By the time the Tribe ace exited, the Tigers had already tagged him for five runs on seven hits.

It's the second straight start in Detroit in which Kluber has made a premature exit. On Sept. 26, 2016, he suffered a strained groin. The Indians' bullpen carried the team to a victory, however, which handed the club the American League Central title. Kluber celebrated with champagne in the visitors clubhouse afterward.

The scene on Tuesday was just a bit different.