While it took him a while to get going, Ubaldo Jimenez appears to have found his groove.
Jimenez looks for his recent success to carry over as the visiting Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays continue a three-game set Saturday.
Though his 5.79 ERA over the first two months left much to be desired, Jimenez (8-7, 4.50 ERA) has picked up the pace over his last seven starts, going 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA while striking out 44 in 46 innings. The right-hander, who's also limited opponents to a .226 average over that stretch, credits his improvement to a change in his delivery.
"It was all about the mechanics," he told MLB's official website. "I've been able to go out there just thinking about getting everybody out, instead of thinking, 'I have to do this or that to get better."
In his final start before the All-Star break, Jimenez gave up two runs, five hits and fanned a season best-tying eight over six innings last Saturday during a 7-3 victory over Ta...