Found June 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Cleveland Indians got a strong pitching performance from an unexpected source Friday in beating the Astros 2-0 in Houston. The winning pitcher was Ubaldo Jimenez, who came into the game with a 6.21 ERA in seven road starts, but pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings to get the win. It was a nice way for the Indians to begin a challenging 10-game trip that will take them from Houston to New York to play the Yankees, and then to Baltimore. It was also another step forward for Jimenez, who has struggled with his consistency for much of the 2012 season but finally appears to be on a roll. Despite having a winning record, Jimenez came into the game with a 5.00 ERA in his first 13 starts. However, he has been much better in his last four, all in the month of June. His win Friday improved Jimenez's record to 7-5 and lowered his ERA to 4.59. "Early in the year when his command wasn't there, as soon as guys got on base he unraveled," manager Manny Acta said. "Now, h...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Jimenez keeps Tribe hot streak going

The Indians got a strong pitching performance from an unexpected source Friday in beating the Astros 2-0 in Houston. The winning pitcher was Ubaldo Jimenez, who came into the game with a 6.21 ERA in seven road starts, but pitched 6 23 scoreless innings to get the win. It was a nice way for the Indians to begin a challenging 10-game trip that will take them from Houston to New York...

MLB News: Indians Trade 1B Beau Mills to Cincinnati

The Beau Mills era in Cleveland has officially come to an end as the Indians have traded the long-time minor league first baseman to the Cincinnati Reds for cash. Mills, the 13th-overall selection in 2007, had long been the poster boy for underachieving draft picks of the naughts, selected one pick ahead of Atlanta’s Jason Heyward who was an All-Star during his first year in the...

Indians start 10-game road trip today

The Indians' schedule included only eight home games in the month of June, and they've already played them. Following an off day Thursday, they will conclude the month with a 10-game trip to Houston, the New York Yankees and Baltimore.It will be an important trip for the Indians, who despite all the road games this month have managed to climb into first place in the AL Central...

Indians' Perez believes pine tar use is widespread

Outspoken Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez says he believes there are pitchers on every team who use pine tar and other substances to manipulate the ball. Clarifying comments he made earlier on a satellite radio show, Perez, a former Cardinal, said Friday he wasn't specifically calling out St. Louis for doing it. Instead he was saying that he's only been with two teams...

Box Score: Astros 8, Indians 1

The Indians dropped the second game of their interleague series in Houston by a final of 8-1. The Tribe opened the scoring with a solo shot by Asdrubal Cabrera, but it all came apart for Jeanmar Gomez in the fifth inning and the Astros were well on their way. Dallas Keuchel went the distance for the Astros, allowing just the Cabrera blast. Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB...

Chris Perez: Widespread Use Of Pine Tar By Pitchers In MLB

One the big stories this week in baseball was the brouhaha between the Rays and Nationals during their interleague series in DC. Nationals manager Davey Johnson had the umpires check the glove of Rays’ reliever Joel Peralta for pine tar, utilizing intel gathered when Peralta pitched in the Nats’ organization. Peralta was ejected and the glove was confiscated, all leading to a...

Indians beat Astros in 1st meeting since '01

HOUSTON (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff triple and Michael Brantley drove in a run late to back up a strong start by Ubaldo Jimenez and the Cleveland Indians got a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Choo's triple was one of only two hits the Indians managed in seven innings against Houston starter Lucas Harrell (6-6) as these teams met for the first time since...

First-place Tribe looks to rebound against Astros

The first-place Cleveland Indians witnessed the offensively challenged Houston Astros put a big number on the board during their latest contest, marking their worst performance since Derek Lowe took the mound earlier in the week. Given the way Lowe has been pitching lately - especially against the National League - Houston's lineup could be in for another big day. Lowe looks...

Indians 2, Astros 0

Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff triple and Michael Brantley drove in a run late to back up a strong start by Ubaldo Jimenez and the Cleveland Indians got a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Choo's triple was one of only two hits the Indians managed in seven innings against Houston starter Lucas Harrell (6-6) as these teams met for the first time since 2001. Choo...

Q&A: Derek Lowe on Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS

On October 20, 2004, Derek Lowe had what might be the greatest pitching performance in Boston Red Sox history. It’s certainly the most underappreciated. Facing the New York Yankees in a classic Game 7, Lowe allowed one run and one hit in six innings. And he did it on just two days of rest. The Red Sox won the game 10-3 and completed a stunning comeback from a three-games-to-none...

6/23 Game Recap: Indians 1 - Astros 8

Player of The Game The lonely run the Indians scored today was credited to Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera hit a solo home run in the 4th inning, which gave the Indians the early lead. His 9th home run of the year gave him a score of 2.92, winning him his 5th Player of the Game of the season. Feathers Up Tony Sipp came though in relief today after Gomez fell apart. Sipp pitched 1...

6/24 Game Recap: Indians 1 - Astros7

Player of the Game Accounting for the only run today, Jose Lopez walks away with today's Player of the Game. In the 2nd inning, Lopez led off the inning with a double. He advanced to 3rd on a ground out by Michael Brantley and came around to score on a wild pitch with Shelley Duncan batting. His score of 1.23 gives him 5 PoG awards on the year. Feathers Up Derek Lowe placed...

Indians-Astros Preview

The Cleveland Indians appear to have finally broken out of their slump. With Ubaldo Jimenez taking the mound on the road against the Houston Astros, they should have a good chance to extend their winning streak. The right-hander seeks a third straight outstanding road start when he faces the Astros on Friday night. Cleveland (36-32) gave up its AL Central lead during a 7-14 stretch...

Tribe Sweeps Reds In A Masterpiece

For the first two months of the season, the Cleveland Indians were a first place club despite several underachieving parts. Nowhere was that more evident than the front end of the starting rotation. Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez, slated to be the 1-2 punch that would allow the Indians to compete, were in no way meeting expectations. The Tribe relied on hot starts from Derek...
Indians News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.