Jimenez is eager to start the season, works 5 1-3 innings as Indians beat Brewers 4-2
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Ubaldo Jimenez struck out five in 5 1-3 innings Monday, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2,
Jimenez, eager to bounce back from two subpar seasons, allowed two runs, seven hits and a walk.
Marco Estrada, returning to the Brewers from the World Baseball Classic, gave up one run, three hits and three walks in 2 1-3 innings. He walked Mark Reynolds with the bases loaded in the first.
Jean Segura hit two singles for the Brewers and is hitting .351. Blake Lalli doubled in a run against Jimenez.
Drew Stubbs singled and doubled in three at-bats for Cleveland. Lou Marson and Ezequiel Carrera singled in runs off Alfredo Figaro, and Cord Phelps hit an RBI triple.
Home plate umpire Patrick Mahoney was hit on the head on Reynolds' backswing and was replaced by Jordan Baker after a 12-minute delay.