Pirates Top Reds 6-2 To Advance To NLDS
(PITTSBURGH) — For the first time since 1992, the Pittsburgh Pirates have won a postseason game.
Russell Martin homered twice as the Pirates topped the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the National League wild-card game on Tuesday night.
The Pirates advanced to the NLDS with the win, where they will take on the St. Louis Cardinals.
“We didn’t talk about one-and-done; we talked about one and run,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “Win one and run to St. Louis.”
Francisco Liriano was dominant for the Pirates, pitching seven strong innings. He gave up just four hits while earning the first playoff win of his career.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto struggled in just his third start since coming off the disabled list. He gave up four runs in 3 1/3 innings and appeared to be rattled by Pirates fans at PNC Park who taunted him by chanting his name.
Game one is set for Thursday night in St. Louis.
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