The Cardinals went 9-10 versus the Pirates in the regular season, but that slate is wiped clean as the Central rivals tangle for the first time in October.
The team that’s been there the least goes up against the team that’s been there the most.
Pittsburgh’s under-the-underdog story continues.
Ben and Sam preview the Reds-Pirates Wild Card game, then talk to Lone Star Ball’s Adam J. Morris about the Rangers’ season and tiebreak defeat.
The Pirates throw a left-handed sinkerballer against a lineup ill-suited for left-handers and sinkerballers; the Reds will try to ride their OBP stars to give Johnny Cueto a shot at postseason redemption.
The Pirates and Reds clinch postseason appearances, Texas goes to town on the Astros, and the Orioles have an ugly night.
The Indians pull off the sweep, the Reds edge Pittsburgh, the Royals take a close one from Texas, and more.
The Pirates’ once-promising pitcher elects free agency, while Wilson Betemit gets DFA’d, Jose De La Torre gets claimed by Milwaukee, and the Astros add a young, recouperating arm.
With a strong outing versus the Braves and a home run at the plate, Jose Fernandez did his best to convince Rookie of the Year voters on Wednesday.
How can we explain the fact that the NL Central is almost certain to send three teams to October?
Gerrit Cole helps Pittsburgh seal win no. 82, Juan Uribe breaks out, Gio Gonzalez nearly no-hits the Mets, plus Andrelton Simmons and more.
A look at the lesser-known, but influential, stories of Pittsburgh’s season.
Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, the Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.
It didn’t take long for Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to start to miss more bats.
The Pirates win their 81st game with 24 to spare.