The Indians suffered a setback in their bid to host a first-round playoff series, losing 8-0 to Joe Musgrove and the major league-worst Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Musgrove (1-5) earned his first victory in a year, allowing three hits while striking out 10 in a season-high seven innings. The right-hander did not allow a run in his final two outings, striking out 21 over 13 frames.
Pittsburgh Pirates (19-40, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (34-25, third in the AL Central) Cleveland; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pittsburgh: JT Brubaker (1-3, 4.47 ERA) Cleveland: Cal Quantrill (2-0, 2.17 ERA) LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Joe Musgrove. Musgrove pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts against Cleveland.
Rookie Ke'Bryan Hayes went 5-for-5 with three doubles and Colin Moran homered and drove in four runs to lift the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-0 romp over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Bryan Reynolds belted a two-run homer and Jose Osuna also went deep as Pittsburgh (19-40) banged out 13 hits en route to just its sixth road win of the season, tying Texas for the fewest road wins in the majors.