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Pirates' 6 homers help seal home-field edge

Pirates' 6 homers help seal home-field edge

ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Updated Sep 28, 2013
Neil Walker hit two of Pittsburgh's six homers -- its biggest power surge in six years -- and the Pirates clinched home-field advantage for the NL's wild card playoff game by beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 Saturday.
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  • Phillips exits after fouling ball off left leg

    Phillips exits after fouling ball off left leg

    MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips exited Saturday's game against the Pirates in the fifth inning after a foul ball struck him just above his left foot.
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  • Two things you need to know about baseball’s postseason picture

    Two things you need to know about baseball’s postseason picture

    yahoo.com Sep 28, 2013
    Note: We're counting down the final days of the MLB regular season — two more, can you believe it? — and each day we're giving you a corresponding list of important talking points about the postseason picture. Things are getting more tense by the day. 1…
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  • Ron Cook: Byrd simply excellent again for Pirates

    Ron Cook: Byrd simply excellent again for Pirates

    post-gazette.com Sep 28, 2013
    One of Neal Huntington's major acquisitions is struggling in Justin Morneau, but Marlon Byrd continues to come up big again and again.
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  • Video - Pirates Power Past Reds 00:31

    Pirates Power Past Reds

    Sep 28
    The Pirates hit six home runs on Saturday to beat the Reds 8-3 and clinch home-field advantage in the wild-card playoff game.
  • Video - Reds-Pirates Wild-Card Preview 01:48

    Reds-Pirates Wild-Card Preview

    Sep 28
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down the wild-card game matchup between the Reds and Pirates.

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  • Adande: Kobe Bryant looks for a little Mariano magic

    Sep 28
    The recovering Lakers star looks to Mariano Rivera and Peyton Manning as examples of vets who came back strong from injuries.