This afternoon the Indians square off against the Twins in the series finale as Ubaldo Jimenez takes on Scott Diamond. Jimenez had a great outing last Tuesday against the White Sox, allowing just 2 ER on 5 hits over 6.1 innings pitched. The real fireworks came later in the game after Jimenez left, but he had a solid start and received a nice ovation from the crowd. Jimenez has only faced the Twins one time this season – on August 23 he took the loss in a 5-1 game, despite giving up just 2 ER on 5 hits over 6 innings pitched.
Diamond took the loss in his last outing on September 24 against the Detroit Tigers, as he gave up 4 ER on 9 hits over 6.1 innings pitched. He’s faced the Indians one time this season, back on July 21 when he gave up 5 ER on 7 hits over 4.2 innings pitched in a 7-1 loss. The Indians have done well against left-handed pitchers this year (especially when compared to last year) so it would be great to continue the trend this afternoon.
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