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    Lofton reflects on his many postseason experiences

    Kenny Lofton, a six-time All-Star appeared in 95 playoff games during his 17-year big league career, visited Fan Cave on Wednesday to share stories about some of his many postseason experiences. More >

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    Rays set roster for Wild Card Game vs. Indians

    The Rays set their roster for Wednesday night's American League Wild Card Game. More >

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    MLB Notebook: Battery sends Bucs to NLDS

    Starter Francisco Liriano allowed just one run and four hits in seven innings and catcher Russell Martin went deep twice to lift the Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Reds in the NL Wild Card Game. More >

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    Fans as much a factor in Bucs' win as players

    Following the Pirates' 6-2 win over the Reds in the National League Wild Card Game, the conversation seemed to be less about the game and more about the atmosphere, namely the fans who packed PNC Park and barely took a moment to breathe as they chanted and cheered and cajoled the opponents through all nine innings of this dramatic win. More >

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    A target for Bucs fans, Cueto shows rust on mound

    Johnny Cueto on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds, and 40,487 Pittsburghians were taunting him, mocking him, subjecting him to the sound of a baseball town reborn. With that sound raining down upon Cueto in the second inning, the ball slipped out of Cueto's hand and the game essentially slipped out of Cincinnati's grasp. More >

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    Martin rewards Pirates' faith with multihomer game

    Russell Martin has a lot to do with his ability to keep having fun playing this October. The veteran catcher hit two homers in the Pirates' 6-2 victory over the Reds in the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night, moving the Bucs on to the NL Division Series against the Cardinals More >

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    Connection between Pirates, fan base runs deep

    The waiting was replaced Tuesday night by celebration. And the celebration was vibrant, loud, justified and genuine. The devoted fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates were forced to wait 21 years between postseason appearances. When the drought ended Tuesday night, Pittsburgh fans were rewarded with jubilation, a night of joyful noise and a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild Card Game. More >

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    Reds' curtain closes with Wild Card loss in Pittsburgh

    This October lasted only one day, and one game. Steamrolled in every way by the Pirates during a 6-2 defeat in the do-or-die National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night at PNC Park, the 90-win Reds are one and done, their season is completed again sooner than expected. More >

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    Giambi's effect on Tribe not lost on Francona

    When it comes to Jason Giambi, Terry Francona can go on and on. Between Giambi's experience and leadership, his limitless baseball know-how and ever-helpful personality, the positive effect Francona feels he has had on the Indians cannot be fully described or captured. The Tribe's skipper believes Giambi was Cleveland's MVP. More >

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    Buctober begins: Pirates advance to NLDS

    With a foot in the door to Major League Baseball's postseason, the Pirates kicked it in Tuesday night with a rollicking 6-2 win over the Reds in the National League Wild Card Game. More >

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    PNC pulses with energy as playoff drought ends

    Judging from the scene both outside and inside PNC Park, it seems that Pittsburghers took every ounce of their 21 years of pent-up playoff angst and released it in the hours leading up to the NL Wild Card Game. The energy could be felt from foul pole to foul pole, all the way up to the upper deck and down into the dugouts. More >

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    Masterson gives Tribe a 'secret weapon'

    Justin Masterson's presence in the Indians bullpen gives Terry Francona an ace-caliber arm to turn to and provides the manager with peace of mind as Cleveland heads into the American League Wild Card Game without a designated closer. More >

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    Hobbled Bourn appears set for Wild Card Game

    Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, who left Sunday's game in Minnesota with soreness behind his left knee, appears to be on target to play in Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Rays. More >

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    Quote to note

    Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, joking about manager Terry Francona. More >

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    Smoke signals

    Notes from the Indians on the eve of the American League Wild Card Game. More >

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    Tribe tabs rookie Salazar for Wild Card Game

    While drenched in champagne in the wake of Sunday's 5-1 win over the Twins, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that rookie Danny Salazar will take the ball for the Tribe in Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game in Cleveland. More >

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    Rays have earned Indians' respect

    Having lost four of six meetings with the Rays this season, Terry Francona and the Indians have nothing but respect for their opponent in Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game. More >

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    Rays, Tribe hoping 'pens will be saving grace

    If Wednesday night's American League Wild Card Game is decided by the bullpens, which team has the advantage? Indians manager Terry Francona may turn to Justin Masterson late, while Rays skipper Joe Maddon is confident with his rested relievers. More >

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    McCutchen's mom back at PNC for anthem

    For the second time in two months, Petrina McCutchen delivered the national anthem prior to a Pirates game. This time, Andrew's mom had a lot of help. Caught up in the emotion of Pittsburgh's first postseason game in 21 years on Tuesday night, the sellout crowd of about 39,000 sang along with her, part of the amped-up fans' loud and vocal pregame celebration. More >

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    Byrd wastes little savoring first foray into playoffs

    For Marlon Byrd, it was well worth the wait. The veteran outfielder had played in 1,250 regular-season Major League games without a playoff appearance. Byrd made his postseason debut Tuesday night one to remember. More >