MLB Picks: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians 9/26/20
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Pittsburgh Pirates (18-39) at Cleveland Indians (33-24)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -251 / Pittsburgh Pirates +225 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians face off on Saturday in an MLB interleague showdown at Progressive Field. On Friday, it was the Cleveland Indians who found the success and came away with the victory.
The Pirates season has been filled with disappointment but their hope is they can win the last two games to finish the season strong. Before the Pirates loss on Friday night they had won four games in a row and the pitching was strong in each of those games. Even on Friday the Pirates only gave up four runs, and with the way their offense is, having good pitching is important. Gregory Polanco has been the best Pirates player driving in 22 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Indians who right now are playing for seeding and coming into this game they have won six games in a row and as impressive as they have been, all games have been close which has put a lot of pressure on them. Each of the last four games have been decided by only one run. Jose Ramirez very well could be the MVP this season and coming into this one he has hit 17 home runs and driven in 46 RBI’s.
The Pirates are 6-21 in their last 27 games played on Saturday. The over is 9-3 in the Pirates last 12 interleague road games. The under is 8-1 in the Indians last nine games played on Saturday. The under is 15-5-1 in Civale’s last 21 starts overall. The under is 7-3 in the last ten meetings in Cleveland between the Indians and Pirates.
Joe Musgrove will get the start for the Pirates and coming into this game he sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.68.
Aaron Civale will get the start for the Indians and coming into this game he sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 3.99.
The Indians are the better team and they have a big advantage on the mound.In this game look for the Inidans to run up the score against the Pirates and that will lead to them winning this game on the run line.