The Pirates surprise season sails on to the National League Division Series. The Bucs beat Cincinnati 6-2 in front of a PNC Park record crowd of over 40,000 ecstatic baseball fans starving for a playoff victory. Pittsburgh used a pair of solo home runs from Russell Martin and a solid outing from pitcher Francisco Liriano to handle the Reds in the National League Wildcard game. After dispatching Cincy, the Pirates travel to St. Louis to begin a best of five division series with the Cardinals. Pittsburgh will play the first two games of the series on the road Thursday and Friday before returning home for Game 3 on Sunday.
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