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Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a season-high 10 for his first win in more than a month and the Cleveland Indians beat Boston 5-3 on Thursday night, handing the Red Sox their seventh loss in nine games.
Jimenez (9-11) allowed three runs over six innings as Cleveland won its second straight after losing 11 in a row. He had been 0-4 with an 8.41 ERA in five starts since beating Tampa Bay on July 7.
The Indians took a 4-3 lead against Felix Doubront (10-6) with a three-run fifth.
Chris Perez earned his 30th save in 34 chances for Cleveland, which fired pitching coach Scott Radinsky before the game. Perez pitched a perfect ninth after blowing saves Sunday and Tuesday, allowing eight runs over 1 1-3 innings in those two outings.
BEST OF MAXIM
After designating him for assignment last week, the Cleveland Indians announced Friday that they have released veteran Derek Lowe.
The 39-year-old was just 2-8 with an 8.80 ERA in 12 starts since May 26 after a hot start to the season for the regressing Tribe. The team had 10 days to trade or release him, with no real likelihood existing for him to accept an assignment to AAA Columbus...
CLEVELAND -- In their first game after firing their pitching coach, the Cleveland Indians got one of the better-pitched games of the season from starter Ubaldo Jimenez. The big right-hander struck out a season-high 10 batters in six innings Thursday as the Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3. Cleveland, which snapped an 11-game losing streak Wednesday, has won in a row. Jimenez...
I realized something during the 14-3 shellacking laid on the Indians Monday night. I’ve written about this team since the beginning of the 2008 season—not quite five full seasons. This is the third losing streak of at least ten games that I’ve covered.
This seems like a lot, right? I mean, three losing streaks of at least 10 games in less than five seasons? I don’t know....
One day after snapping an 11-game losing streak, the Cleveland Indians fired pitching coach Scott Radinsky.
Ruben Niebla was named an interim replacement Thursday before Cleveland opened a four-game home series against Boston.
Cleveland also put designated hitter Travis Hafner on the disabled list with a sore lower back and recalled infielder Jason Donald from Triple-A Columbus...
Designated hitter Travis Hafner was placed on the disabled list by the Indians with lower back inflammation. Hafner had an MRI on Wednesday and was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season Thursday. He missed six weeks with a right knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. Hafner is hitting just .239 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 60 games. Infielder...
Outfielder Johnny Damon and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo were released Thursday by the Indians, who were unable to deal the veterans after designating them for assignment last week. Damon hit .222 in 64 games with Cleveland after signing April 17. The 38-year-old is in his 17th season in the majors. He played 56 games in left field and was also used as designated hitter...
By: Eric Grinnell
If you haven’t caught the first three posts of the series, the gist of it is that I’m analyzing the Indians current organization to determine who deserves the blame for the disappointing ’12 season and the disappointment of the past decade. Today I’m looking at former GM and current team President Mark Shapiro, and current GM Chris...
Manager Manny Acta found it difficult to explain the Cleveland Indians' dismal losing streak, which finally ended one defeat short of tying the franchise record.
The Boston Red Sox are also searching for answers.
The Red Sox look to avoid a third straight loss Thursday night as they open a crucial 10-game road trip with the first of four in Cleveland.
The Indians (51-60) fell...
Yellow and Blue for Dustin.
WP: C. Buchholz (10-3)
LP: C. Seddon (0-1)
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- A. Cabrera homered to deep center
CLEVELAND -- No one was more impressed than Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta. He made that clear after Boston's Clay Buchholz dominated Cleveland's lineup with a two-hit complete game in the Red Sox's 3-2 victory Friday night. "That's the best game I've seen pitched against us all year and it wasn't even a shutout," Acta said. Buchholz...
Rehab Update: Roberto Hernandez started for Columbus tonight. Former Fausto pitched 7 innings and allowed just 1 run on 4 hits. Rafael Perez is scheduled to to make a rehab appearance tomorrow for Columbus.
Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera provided the only 2 Indians hits through the first 8 innings: a solo home run and a double. His score of 3.83 gives him a total of 7...
First Pitch: Thursday 7:05, Friday 7:05, Saturday 6:05, Sunday 1:05
Arms: Thursday: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.56) vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (8-11, 5.29)
Friday: RHP Clay Buchholz (9-3, 4.48) vs. LHP Chris Seddon (0-0, 7.71)
Saturday: LHP Franklin Morales (3-2, 3.14) vs. RHP Zach McAllister (4-4, 3.60)
Sunday: LHP Jon Lester (5-10, 5.36) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10)