CLEVELAND (AP) — 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.
Musgrove (1-5) earned his first victory in a year, allowing three hits while striking out 10 in a season-high seven innings.READ MORE: Allegheny County Police And Corrections Officers Unions Sue Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
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.READ MORE: Governor Tom Wolf Proposes Legislation To Strengthen Protections For Students And Combat Sexual Assaults On College Campuses
The Indians had their six-game winning streak snapped.
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