With no more than five starts left before the schedule runs its course, Ubaldo Jimenez can't really do much to turn around what essentially has been a lost season for him.

The Indians have him for at least one more year, because his contact does not expire until after the 2013 season. If he is to make a killing on his next contract, he will have to put up much better numbers than his current 9-15 and 5.58 ERA. And maybe he will.

He pitched well Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers, but the fans and manager Manny Acta have learned that one good start doesn't mean another will follow.