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CLEVELAND--Not a good night for the Cleveland Indians as the Pittsburgh Pirates got ahead early and fast. Indians fall out of 1st place consideration for the AL Central crown with the 8-0 loss to the Pirates and the Minnesota Twins' victory over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night.
Indians starter Aaron Civale (4-6) had arguably his worst career start as he gave up eight runs in four innings which is a career high for him. The Sunday afternoon game is a bullpen game which is why Civale still pitched deep into the game despite his struggles. Civale will be used in the bullpen during the AL Wild Card series.
The Indians will enter Sunday as the 7th seed. They could move to the 4th seed if they win AND the White Sox lose Sunday afternoon.
Coverage of Game #60 between Indians/Pirates begins at 2:05pm with the Ken Ganley Kia Tribe Insider with Greg Brinda follow by first pitch at 3:10pm. Dennis Manaloff will host Xtra Innings after the Indians and Browns games on Newsradio WTAM 1100AM/106.9FM.