CHICAGO -- Ubaldo Jimenez took a shutout into the ninth inning and was supported by eight runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Cleveland is now two games behind in the loss column of Texas and Tampa Bay in the American League Wild Card race. The Rangers have lost five in a row, allowing the Indians to gain ground.
Jimenez (12-9, 3.49) went eight and one-third strong innings, continuing a string of 10 starts in which he has allowed three earned runs or fewer. He worked around eight hits and struck out eight to win his third game in a row, falling just two outs shy of his ninth career complete game and fourth career shutout. His last complete game shutout came on June 1, 2011 with Colorado.
After giving up back-to-back singles in the ninth, Jimenez was relieved by Chen-Chang Lee with one out and two on. The White Sox scored their only run in the final inning on a sac fly. The run was charged to Jimenez, the first earned ru...