PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates trailed by one run when rain stopped play for more than two hours in the bottom of the seventh inning. After play resumed, Cleveland added to its lead in the top of the eighth and snapped Pittsburgh's three-game win streak.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle refused to blame the delay for affecting his team's play.
"We don't get caught up in all that external stuff," Hurdle said. "We've got a game to play. If it rains, you come off the field and wait until it's time to go back on."