The Indians' most frustrating conundrum took an unexpected turn on Sunday.

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched lights out.

Just when the Tribe may have been ready to discuss sending the 28-year-old right-hander to the minors for a wake-up call, Jimenez put together the mechanical adjustment he's been working on for two weeks.

In a 4-2 victory at Progressive Field, he pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed only two hits to the American League West-leading Texas Rangers, who have a lineup loaded with Bash Brothers who run on natural fuel.

Right-handed hitters went 0-for-15 against Jimenez. He struck out six, with designated hitter Mitch Moreland the only lefty succumbing. Catcher Carlos Santana said Jimenez' fastball, changeup and breaking ball were all working. Manager Manny Acta said Jimenez's curveball was the best he's seen.

He had only one hiccup, in the third, when he gave up three of his five walks and loaded the bases with two out. That inning required 2 ½ trips to the mound for Santana and one for Acta.