The Pirates earned the right to play this game in Pittsburgh by winning a season-closing series against the Reds in Cincinnati (they swept, in fact). But they still need to win one more against them to have a shot at the title.
Cueto faces Liriano, and millions of Pirates fans continue to hold a collective breath that they’ve been holding for over 2 decades. What does it sound like when a few million people exhale and begin screaming with joy? Red Sox fans know. Hopefully Pirates fans will get a taste too. Comment away.