Cleveland Indians VS Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Baseball 07:10 PM ET

Friday

09/25/2020

ATPT, STOH

Spread: Cleveland Indians -260

Over/Under: 7.5

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians 9/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Cleveland Indians will face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 7:10 P.M, ET. This is game 1 of a 3-game interleague series. The 2 teams come into this series with confidence as they defeated both Chicago based teams in the league. The Indians swept the White Sox in 4 games while the Pirates were 3-1 in their 4-game series against the Cubs. The Pirates are 15th in the National League with an 18-39 record and are 5th in the NL Central Division.

Pittsburgh laid waste to their leads in the NL Central in the last 3 games of their series. Their final win was done by shutting out the Cubs 7-0 in game 4. It was the 2nd time the team made a 3-game win streak this season. The Bats came alive for the Indians as they outhit the Cubs 14-2 and were led by Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds who both had 3 hits and a solo homer each in the game. Josh Bell and Adam Frazier also had 1 solo homer each in the game. Chad Kuhl got the win after a great outing, pitching 7 scoreless innings. Adam Frazier leads the team with 44 hits this season while Josh Bell has 21 RBIs and Colin Moran has 9 homers. The Pirates are 19th in the league in terms of pitching with a team ERA of 4.71 while they are the 3rd worst hitting team with a .218 BAA with the least made runs this season at 202. Mitch Keller will start for the Pirates in game 1. He is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians Predictions 9/25/2020

Cleveland took out one of the best offensive and defensive teams this season. The squad swept the White Sox which will be a big confidence booster as they close out the regular season. The squad is on a 5-game winning streak after their 5-4 win in the last game. Cesar Hernandez led the way with 3 hits and 3 RBIs while Jose Ramirez added 2 hits and 2 RBIs of his own. Cameron Hill got the win after pitching 1.1 scoreless innings. Hernandez leads the offense this season with 63 hits while Ramirez has a team-high of 46 RBIs and 17 homers. The team is hitting the ball at .228 BAA which ranks 23rd in the league while being the 2nd best pitching team this season with a team ERA of 3.20. The Indians are 5th in the American League with a 33-24 record and are 3rd in the AL Central Division. Carlos Carrasco will start for the Indians in game 1. He is now 3-4 with a 2.90 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians. MLB’s pick to win the game is the Cleveland Indians. We have a pair of talented pitchers to start this game with Keller who pitched 6 scoreless innings in his last start while Carrasco pitched 7 scoreless in his previous start as well. If you look at the past games Carrasco is clearly having the better season with a 2.90 ERA and belongs to the better team this season. The Pirates stunned the 1st place NL Central Cubs but Cleveland also stunned a powerhouse White Sox team who is playing better than the Cubs this season. The Indians take the 1st game of the series to a score of 5-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:10  P.M, ET

Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

TV: ATPT, STOH

MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -260

MLB Total: 7.5

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