Cleveland Indians (38-29, second in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (24-44, fifth in the NL Central) Pittsburgh; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Cal Quantrill (0-2, 3.11 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 32 strikeouts) Pirates: Wil Crowe (0-4, 6.75 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 36 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +114, Indians -131; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians head to face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The Pirates are 14-19 in home games in 2020.
If there is such thing as momentum, it's difficult to know which team might have it in their pocket Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates and visiting Cleveland Indians head into the second game of their weekend series. Aptly, it was a fireworks night at PNC Park when Pittsburgh ended a 10-game losing streak Friday. The Indians, whose four-game winning streak came to an end, also have reason to feel they gained an edge going into the rest of the series after what they did in an 11-10 loss.
Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in a five-run first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates nearly squandered a 10-run lead in the late innings before hanging on to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-10, snapping a 10-game losing streak. Ke’Bryan Hayes had a three-run double that highlighted a five-run outburst in the sixth inning, staking the Pirates to an 11-1 lead. The Indians rallied by scoring six runs in the seventh inning and three runs in the eighth, cutting the deficit to a run.