Final: Pirates 9, Indians 5
WP: Tony Watson (4-0, 3.74 ERA)
LP: Jeanmar Gomez (4-6, 4.95 ERA)
Starter Brad Lincoln didn’t have his best stuff, yet again, as he gave up four runs over just 3 1/3 innings. Thankfully, Asdrubal Cabrera made not one, not two, but three errors that led to the Pirates scoring way more than the four unearned runs in the box score.
Down 2-0 in the 4th inning, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer following a Cabrera throwing error that would have ended the inning.
Cleveland regained the lead in the bottom of the 4th with a two-run double by Shin-Soo Choo, but Alex Presley would tie things up with a solo homer in the 5th. Another two runs would come across for the Pirates to give them a 6-4 lead following what would have been a routine, inning-ending double play. But thanks to two errors by Cabrera, that did not happen. Alvarez would make him and the Indians pay once more with another three-run home run.
The bullpen would help close the door as Watson, Jared Hu...