The tribe dragged 10 in the 7th inning, but counterattacked later in the game to make things interesting.
Pittsburgh — Gregory Polanco hit a two-run home run in the first inning of a five-run, and the Pittsburgh Pirates almost wasted a ten-run lead. Cleveland Indians Snap losing streaks in 11-10 and 10 games.
Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a 3-run double to emphasize 6 innings on a 5-run, and Pirates (24-44) seemed to have won the match 11-1. The Indians (38-29) rebounded with 6 runs in the 7th and 3 runs in the 8th, reducing the deficit to 1 run.
The Pirates Bullpen almost blew the double-digit lead after winning pitcher Chad Kuhl allowed only one run in six innings. In contrast, tribal starter Jean Carlos Messiah allowed six runs in five frames, and Kyle Nelson surrendered five times, recording only two outs in the sixth.
Cleveland went down 10 to 7th place, and finally 6 people erupted, ending with the Grand Slam of Cesar Hernandez, reducing the deficit to 11-7. René Rivera was 11-9 with 2 out of 8 and the gap was reduced to 1 after Bradley Zimmer took home with a slow error.
Faced with Bucks close to Richard Rodriguez for the ninth time, Amed Rosario and Amed Rosario were singles and later advanced to the scoring position with a deep Eddie Rosario flyout to the centerfield. A base hit could have given the tribe a lead, but Bobby Bradley struck a swing to end it.
To make matters worse for the Indians, José Ramirez was forced to leave eight games after being hit on the pitch with his left foot. Star third baseman was diagnosed with a bruise, but manager Terry Francona says he was “ok” when he arrived at the clubhouse.
The defeat marks Cleveland’s four consecutive victories, but is 31/2 behind the Chicago White Sox to take first place in the American League Central. Cal Quantrill (0-2, 3.11 ERA) will start on Saturday afternoon with a short break with Wil Crowe (0-4, 6.75) in Pittsburgh.
Late Indian rally is not enough with 11-10 losses to pirates
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