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."
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."