Quality starts have been few and far between for Tribe starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Tuesday proved different for the right-hander, as he and the Indians shutout the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0 for their eleventh shutout of the year.
“This was a nice bounce back win,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “We didn’t do a lot offensively, but we played a crisp game and again, it starts with pitching.”
Pitching was the name of the game on both sides, as the Tribe offense managed only two runs on three hits against Toronto starter Josh Johnson (1-4, 4.62 ERA). But it was Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez that would hold the upper hand against the two-time All-Star.
Surrendering five hits through six shutout innings, Jimenez was able to go a full six frames for the first time since June 1.
“There was some traffic for the better part of the night, but he pitched around some things and he never let it spiral or get out of hand,” Francona said. “There were a lot of things to like.”
Rain caused the start ...