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Indians take short bus ride to Pittsburgh

Indians take short bus ride to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- The Indians experienced life as a Minor League team Thursday night before their three-game series with the Pirates.

The club took a bus to Pittsburgh, the closest Major League city to Cleveland.

"As long as it's not over three hours, I think it's nice," manager Manny Acta said of the ride. "It wasn't bad at all."

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Apparently, many fans felt the same way. Scattered among the 28,478 spectators in PNC Park on Friday night -- the Pirates' fourth-biggest crowd of the season -- were large gatherings of Indians fans.

"It's close enough," Acta said. "We took the bus, too, so it's close enough. It's nice, and I know that there are a few people who live here that are from there, so it's nice to have them backing up the Tribe."

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