Breaking News
More () »

Cleveland Indians' playoff positioning hurt by 8-0 loss to Pittsburgh Pirates

The Tribe's six-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland 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. 

Click here for more Indians news

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. Rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes had five hits and Colin Moran drove in four runs for Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, Tribe right-hander Aaron Civale (4-6) gave up a career-high eight runs in four innings, including homers to Moran, Bryan Reynolds and Jose Osuna. Cleveland was shut out for the fifth time this season and did not push a runner past second base.

The Indians had their six-game winning streak snapped. They are vying for second place in the AL Central and fourth overall in the American League. 

MVP candidate Jose Ramirez went 1 for 4 for Cleveland, which had three walk-off victories in the previous four days. He has six homers and 18 RBI in the last 11 games, raising his average to .288. 


Before You Leave, Check This Out