Brault expected to start as Pirates host the Indians

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August 19, 2020 9:34 AM

Cleveland Indians (14-9, second in the AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-15, fifth in the AL Central)

Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES

Indians: Aaron Civale (2-2, 3.60 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 26 strikeouts) Pirates: Steven Brault (0-0, 5.14 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 6 strikeouts)

LINE

Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs

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BOTTOM LINE

The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

The Pirates went 35-46 in home games in 2019. Pittsburgh hit .265 as a team with 3.2 extra base hits per game and 163 total home runs last year.

The Indians went 44-37 away from home in 2019. Cleveland pitchers had an ERA of 3.76 last season while striking out 9.3 hitters per game.

The teams meet for the first time this year. Cleveland leads the season series 1-0.

INJURIES

Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Joe Musgrove: (triceps), Mitch Keller: (left side), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Kyle Crick: (right shoulder/lat), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Chris Archer: (neck), Kevin Kramer: (hip), Phillip Evans: (broken jaw/concussion), Luke Maile: (finger).

Indians: None listed.

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