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2013 NL Wild Card Game, Pirates beat Reds 6-2

In the first postseason game in Pittsburgh in 21 years, Russell Martin homered twice and Francisco Liriano pitched seven strong innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the NL Wild Card Game at PNC Park.

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NL Wild Card GIF recap

The Pirates have won the battle of the Wild Cards in their first playoff appearance since 1992. Here are all your GIF needs from the game.

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Brandon Phillips on Reds: 'We choked'

Cincinnati's All-Star second baseman had harsh words for himself and his teammates on Tuesday night after the Reds' loss to the Pirates.

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Pirates celebrate Wild Card win over Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shaken their losing demons with a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Wild Card game.

That means only one thing: They get to enjoy a well-deserved celebration before heading on to play the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Divisional Series.

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Congratulations, Pirates!

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Pirates top Reds to win NL Wild Card, 6-2

Hosting their first posteason game since 1992, the Pirates rose to the occasion on Tuesday night and will advance to play another divisional foe in the playoffs.

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Martin's 2nd home run puts him in select company

Russell Martin became the first catcher in the National League since 1986 to hit two home runs in a postseason game with a seventh inning home run off Logan Ondrusek.

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Martin is just the eighth catcher to ever achieve the feat, joining the likes of Yogi Berra and Johnny Bench.

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Francisco Liriano remains sharp, Pirates lead 5-1

The Reds bullpen has managed to slow down the Pirates, but Cincinnati's bats are floundering.

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Reds get on the board, Pirates extend lead to 5-1

The Pirates just keep on slugging against Cincinnati pitchers.

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Umpire Tim Timmons hit by Starling Marte double

The Pirates received a little bit of help from the umps in the NL Wild Card game, but not necessarily in the way you would expect.

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Starling Marte wound up with a double on the play to lead off the bottom of the fourth.

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Zack Cozart error proves costly for Reds

Andrew McCutchen moved to third on the play and later scored.

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Todd Frazier catch robs Neil Walker

However, the damage had already been done in the second frame.

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Home runs give Pirates 2-0 lead in NL WC game

Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin both went deep in the second inning to put the Pirates up early.

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Marlon Byrd, Russell Martin homer, PIT leads 2-0

PNC Park went bonkers as the Pirates leapt to an early lead in the NL WIld Card game.

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NL Wild Card game: Starting lineups

The lineups for Tuesday's Wild Card match-up are in. No big surprises for either club.

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NL Wild Card preview: Reds vs. Pirates

Both the Reds and Pirates look to advance to the NLDS in Tuesday's winner-take-all contest.

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Reds vs. Pirates TV info, more

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.

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Reds underdogs at Pittsburgh in Wild Card betting

Baseball playoff betting swings into high gear Tuesday and Wild Card action between the Pirates and Reds starts it off. See the latest odds and trends from Odds Shark.

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Reds injury updates: Latos and Phillips sore

Though Mat Latos and Brandon Phillips are both suffering from minor injuries, they will continue to play.

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