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On location: Indians 5, Pirates 1

CLEVELAND — One hour to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (35-33) vs. Cleveland Indians (36-31)

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: Progressive Field, Cleveland

TV, radio: Root Sports, News Talk 104.7 FM

Weather: 75 degrees, pretty nice night

Here is the official live box score, and here are the lineups …


  1. Jose Tabata, LF
  2. Xavier Paul, RF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Neil Walker, 2B
  5. Garrett Jones, DH
  6. Lyle Overbay, 1B
  7. Josh Harrison, 3B
  8. Mike McKenry, C
  9. Ronny Cedeno, SS


  1. Grady Sizemore, CF
  2. Michael Brantley, 2B
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  4. Travis Hafner, DH
  5. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  6. Carlos Santana, C
  7. Matt LaPorta, 1B
  8. Orlando Cabrera, 2B
  9. Jack Hannahan, 3B

I am here in Cleveland and will be posting up here occasionally, as time allows. I also have a column to write tonight on deadline, so it might not be much.

Feel free to use this as a discussion forum, as always.

UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: First pitch from Tomlin to Tabata, 77 degrees.

8:20: Sorry for the technical issue that shut down all the blogs for a spell. All seems in order now, except for the visiting team’s offense tonight. The Pirates just have nothing going here.

8:48: Wow. Wish you all could have been watching from my view at Xavier Paul’s throw home right now. Guy’s got quite the arm.

8:54: Something you don’t see every day: The Indians had four consecutive at-bats of a double, two walks and a line-drive single to the outfield and failed to score a run in the sixth.

9:49: My column is filed, and I can look up long enough to see that this one just got out of hand after Daniel Moskos gave up stinging hits to all three batters faced. He had been charged with only one run through his first 13 major-league appearances, but all three of these guys came around.

10:29: Video of Correia just now. He calls his balk “dumb.”

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