Reds vs. Pirates, 2013 NL Wild Card Playoff: Time, TV schedule, starting pitchers and more

Joe Sargent

Tune in to watch a pair of NL Central foes, who are all too familiar with each other, duke it out for a berth in the NLDS.

The Pittsburgh Pirates took three straight from the Cincinnati Reds to close the regular season. One more will ensure the Bucs participate in their first playoff series in two decades.

Full coverage: Red Reporter Bucs Dugout

Francisco Liriano will be on the hill for the Pirates when they host their first postseason game of any kind in 21 years Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. The game will be televised on TBS and coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

Liriano is winless in four starts against the Reds this season, but owns a 1.47 ERA in 73⅔ innings at PNC Park. He'll oppose Johnny Cueto, who has only made 11 starts this season but boasts a 2.82 ERA. Three of his five wins have come on the road, but Cueto's ERA away from Great American Ballpark is 3.90, almost two full runs higher than his home mark.

The winner will advance to a National League Division Series meeting with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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