Indians' Jimenez wins home debut

August 10, 2011 - 11:00 PM
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Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis is congratulated in the dugout by his teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of a baseball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez showed why Cleveland traded for him, winning his home debut and rookie Jason Kipnis went 5-for-5 with four runs and three RBIs as the Indians shaved another game off Detroit's lead in the AL Central by beating the Tigers 10-3 on Wednesday night.

With its 13th straight win at Progressive Field over Detroit, Cleveland closed within two games of first place — and the Indians will have a chance to sweep the Tigers for the second time this year. That is, if they can beat Justin Verlander on Thursday.

Jimenez (1-0), acquired in a blockbuster deal from Colorado at the trading deadline, allowed three runs and six hits in eight power-packed innings. He struck out six and walked one.