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Blue Jays Vs. Indians: Cleveland Looks To Jimenez To Slow Down Toronto

Cleveland looks for first win at Progressive Field.

Mar 27, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) pitches during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch.  Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 27, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) pitches during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Indians resume regular season play on Saturday afternoon when they continue their home series with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The two teams nearly played a double-header in the opener as the Indians blew a 4-1 lead in the ninth inning which led to a 7-4 in for Toronto in the 16 inning after J.P. Arencibia finally broke the tie with a three-run homer.

The Indians will try to get their offense going against right-hander Brandon Morrow while the Indians counter with a right-hander of their own Ubaldo Jimenez. Both Jimenez and Morrow enter the season trying live up to early-career expectations that have been disappointing so far, as their respective teams hope they can provide a boost as the number two starter.

The game is slated to start at 1:05 p.m. ET and will be televised on SportsTime Ohio.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.