Pittsburgh Pirates

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?

10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

Jared Hughes #48 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts in the dugout after being removed from the game in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

NL Wildcard: Giants Send Pirates Packing

San Francisco advances to NLDS with 8-0 road win

10/01/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

St. Louis Cardinals outfielders (L to R) Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk celebrate a 2-0 win over the  MIlwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 17, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

UPDATE: Potential NL Central Tie-Breaker Time Set

Game not needed, as Pirates lost to Reds on Sunday.

09/28/2014

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Reds Beat Pirates On Walkoff Grand Slam

Ramon Santiago’s blast helped reduce Cardinals’ NL Central magic number to 1.

09/27/2014

Pittsburgh Pirates fans hold up fat heads of Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Pirates Keep Pressure On Cardinals

Pittsburgh wins series opener in Cincinnati, 3-1.

09/26/2014

Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals high-fives Matt Holliday #7 at home plate after Holliday hit a two-run home run scoring Carpenter during the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Potential Cardinals Tiebreaker Game Set for Monday, Sept. 29

In the event that the Cardinals finish the 2014 regular season tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a tiebreaker game will be held at Busch Stadium on Monday, September 29th to determine the winner of the National League Central Division.

09/26/2014

A fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates cheers during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Moves To Within Game Of St. Louis

Pirates crush Braves, 10-1, & continue hot pursuit of NL Central title

09/25/2014

Francisco Liriano #47, John Axford #53, and Stolmy Pimentel #38 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate clinching a National League playoff spot after their 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pirates Clinch Playoff Spot, Edge Closer To Cards

Pittsburgh only 1.5 games back in NL Central

09/23/2014

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