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On location: Pirates 6, Reds 2, wild card game

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch of first playoff game ever on this soil …

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Game: Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, National League wild card game

Starters: LHP Francisco Liriano vs. RHP Johnny Cueto

Time: 8:07 p.m.

Site: PNC Park

TV, radio: TBS (national), 93.7 The Fan

Here’s the official live box score.

The Pirates’ lineup:

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Marlon Byrd, RF
  6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  7. Russell Martin, C
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Liriano, P

The Reds’ lineup:

  1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF
  2. Ryan Ludwick, LF
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Brandon Phillips, 2B
  5. Jay Bruce, RF
  6. Todd Frazier, 3B
  7. Zack Cozart, SS
  8. Ryan Hanigan, C
  9. Cueto, P

The Pirates’ 25-man roster for the game:

Pitchers: Gerrit Cole, Jeanmar Gomez, Jason Grilli, Vin Mazzaro, Mark Melancon, Bryan Morris, Tony Watson, Justin Wilson, Liriano.

Catchers: John Buck, Tony Sanchez, Martin.

Infielders: Josh Harrison, Garrett Jones, Jordy Mercer, Gaby Sanchez, Morneau, Walker, Alvarez, Barmes.

Outfielders: Travis Snider, Jose Tabata, Byrd, Marte, McCutchen,

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates pageRob Biertempfel, Travis Sawchik, Karen Price and I — plus a whole lot of other folks from the Trib — are on the scene.

And here again was the Tuesday column advancing this game.

A bit of my talk on the field just now with the owner …

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

 
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