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 favoured 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.
The Indians are 17-12 on their home turf. Cleveland has hit 57 home runs this season, last in the American League. Jose Ramirez leads the team with 17, averaging one every 12.7 at-bats.
The Pirates are 6-21 on the road. Pittsburgh's team on-base percentage of .281 is last in the National League. Colin Moran leads the lineup with an OBP of .333.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ramirez leads the Indians with 32 extra base hits and is batting .287.
Moran leads the Pirates with 20 extra base hits and is batting .254.
INJURIES: Indians: Jefry Rodriguez: (right shoulder).
Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Keone Kela: (forearm), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Kyle Crick: (lat strain), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Tyler Bashlor: (back), Chris Archer: (neck), Cole Tucker: (concussion), Kevin Kramer: (hip), Anthony Alford: (elbow), Kevin Newman: (knee), Phillip Evans: (broken jaw/concussion), Luke Maile: (finger).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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