Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/9/12
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, who came into the game with just one win since June 22, pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk. "That was the most aggressive we've seen him, and with the best command of his fastball," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "He was dotting it on both sides of the plate." Jimenez (9-11) had been 1-6 and a 6.55 ERA in his previous eight starts, but he struck out the side twice Thursday. His 10 strikeouts match the high for an Indians pitcher this season. Justin Masterson fanned 10 Toronto Blue Jays on opening day. "He leads the league in walks, and we went in there thinking th...
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