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Pirates 2013 Season

Some of the best photos from the 2013 season

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    Pedro in the dugout after the Pirates season ending loss in Game 5 of the NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez struck out to the end the game/season for the Pirates Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Matt Adams puts the game out of reach with a 2 run homer in the 8th inning Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Neil Walker failed to get a hit in the NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Justin Wilson reacts to giving up an RBI in the 6th inning in the Pirates 6-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes catches a pop fly in the 6th inning of NLDS Game 5 Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Matt Holliday and David Freese celebrate another Cardinals run in the 6th Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle. Game 5. NLDS. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Matt Adams tumbles on his way home Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez with a throwing error in the 4th inning Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole reacts to giving up a 2nd inning home run Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Cards fans with a 'W is a serious letter' sign at Game 5 of the NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    David Freese celebrates after his 2 run homer off Gerrit Cole in the 2nd inning Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Starling Marte with one of the best catches of the postseason Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen strikes out in the first inning vs. the Cardinals Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole starting Game 5 of the NLDS for the Buccos Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro fields a grounded early in Game 5 of the NLDS Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole on the mound for Game 5 of the NLDS in St. Louis Photo: Jeff Roberson/Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen walks off the field after popping out to end Game 4 of the NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Good job, good effort Josh Harrison Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez celebrates as he scores off his solo home run in the eighth inning against Wacha. Photo: Jared Wickerham/getty images
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    Cutch watches a home run ball go over the wall in the Pirates 2-1 loss to the Cards in Game 4 of the NLDS Photo: Jared K. Aller
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    Alvarez trots around second base after hitting a solo home run Photo: Jared Wickerham/getty images
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    Barmes misses a ground ball hit by Matt Carpenter. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    "When you play Pittsburgh. You play the whole city" Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Game 4. NLDS. A record crowd of 40,493 at PNC Park Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Walker fields the ball against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Charlie Morton. Game 4. NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Charlie Morton got the start in Game 4 of the NLDS at PNC Park Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Game 4 NLDS. Perfect day for baseball at PNC Park Photo: Justin K. Aller / 2013 Getty Images
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    Hurdle hitting ground balls during warmups. Photo: Justin K. Aller / 2013 Getty Images
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    Cutch, Byrd and Marte celebrate the Game 3 NLDS victory Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Grilli celebrates the Game 3 victory Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Grilli and Martin celebrate the Pirates 5-3 victory at PNC Park over the Cards Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates are 1 win away from the NLCS after a 5-3 win in Game 3 Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Josh Harrison scores in the 8th inning of Game 3 in the NLDS vs. the Cards Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen celebrates an 8th inning double Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli gets the save in the Pirates 5-3 win in Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd gets congrats from Gaby Sanchez after scoring in the 8th Photo: Jared Wickerham
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    Josh Harrison celebrates after scoring in the Pirates win in Game 3 vs. the Cards Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Cutch throws the 'Z' after an 8th inning double Photo: Jared Wickerham
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    Pedro Alvarez comes up BIG in the 8th inning with a RBI Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez with the clutch RBI in the 8th inning Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    A record 40,489 saw the Pirates win Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    A record 40,489 saw the Pirates win Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    PNC Park. Playoff baseball. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Francisco Liriano gets the win vs. the Cards in Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Morneau and McCutchen celebrate taking a 2-0 lead Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle. Boss. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    40,489 at PNC Park for Game 3, a new record Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd throws the 'Zoltan' after a double Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    PNC Park crowd. 40,489. Game 3. NLDS Photo: Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    PNC Park. NLDS Game 3. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Believe. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates dugout before Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle. Game 3. Anthem. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Pre-game Pedro Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Byrd Man knocks in 2 in Game 3 vs. the Cardinals Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    40,489 at PNC Park for Game 3, a new record Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Cutch and Morneau celebrate scoring in Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    PNC Park. Breathtaking. Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Blackout. Game 3. Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Liriano dealing in Game 3 of the NLDS Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Fans make their way to Game 3 of the NLDS. Yinzsplosion. Photos: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Fans pile into PNC Park for Game 3 of the NLDS Photos: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    MVP MVP. Cutch. Game 3. NLDS Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    PNC Park. NLDS. Game 3. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Grilli and Martin celebrate the 7-1 Bucco win in Game 2 Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli shuts down the Cards in the 9th for a 7-1 Pirates win Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    He gone! Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Cutch just missed this one in Game 2 Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Marte Partay after his 8th inning home run in Game 2 Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Starling Marte blasts an 8th inning home run in the Pirates 7-1 win over the Cards Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Pedro and Justin Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    The Byrd Man flies Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd back in the dugout after scoring a run in the 5th Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Justin Morneau back in the dugout after scoring a run in the 5th Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd. Game 2. NLDS Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro heads home after his 3rd inning home run vs. the Cardinals in Game 2 Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Bull home run trot Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole pitched great to get the W inhis first ever postseason start Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro has been on FIRE so far in the NLDS after 2 games Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Some Pirates fan made the trip to St. Louis and saw a 7-1 Pirates win in Game 2 Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Starling Marte celebrates Pedro Alvarez's 3rd inning home run Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez sneaks past Yadier Molina for another Pirates run Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro hit his 2nd home run of the postseason in Game 2 Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Helping himself out, Gerrit COle with an RBI in Game 2 of the NLDS Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole got the win in Game 2 of the NLDS Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    The Cardinals beat the Pirates in Game 1 of the NLDS, 9-1 Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Pirates lost Game 1 of the NLDS, 9-1 Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro went deep but there wasn't much other Pirates offense in Game 1 of the NLDS Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez celebrates a home run in Game 1 of the NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett didn't last long in Game 1 before being pulled Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Cards fans celebrate an early inning Carlos Beltran blast off A.J. Burnett Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett was not smelling like success in Game 1 of the NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Budweiser Clydesdales on the field before Pirates/Cardinals Game 1 Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle, player intros. Game 1. NLDS. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett was hit early in Game 1 of the NLDS in St. Louis Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    Pirates vs. Cards. Busch Stadium. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Russell Martin talks it over with A.J. Burnett after some rough goings in Game 1 Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Player intros, Game 1, NLDS Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Russell Martin before Game 1 of the NLDS vs. St. Louis Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen before Game 1 of the NLDS vs. St. Louis Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Starling Marte before Game 1 of the NLDS vs. St. Louis Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez before Game 1 of the NLDS vs. St. Louis Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd before Game 1 of the NLDS vs. St. Louis Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate their Wild Card win over the Reds Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The locker room celebration Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The locker room celebration Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    This may be the greatest picture of A.J. Burnett that will ever exist. What a shot! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The adult beverages were FLOWING in the Pirates locker room after the win vs. the Reds Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates locker room celebration Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate a 6-2 victory over the Reds in the NL Wild Card Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    It's a celebration! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate the Wild Card win! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate the Wild Card win! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate the Wild Card win! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The fans were EVERYTHING in the Wild Card game vs. the Reds. So. LOUD. Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The final out! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The final out! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The final out! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The final out! Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The Pirates win 6-2 and are headed to the NLDS!!!! Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates win 6-2 and are headed to the NLDS!!!! Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates win 6-2 and are headed to the NLDS!!!! Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    The Pirates win 6-2 and are headed to the NLDS!!!! Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    NLDS bound...Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Marte flashing the 'Z' after a double Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Francisco Liriano gets the W in the 6-2 Pirates/Reds Wild Card game Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Russell Martin's second home run of the game Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen with an infield hit Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Starling Marte celebrates scoring a run vs. the Reds Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Cutch. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Francisco. Wild Card Dealing. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Neil Walker Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Cueto. He gone. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Cutch Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Pedro with a sac fly to increase the Bucco lead Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    MVP chants ALL NIGHT long for McCutchen Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Byrd blast Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd made it 1-0 with his first ever postseason home run Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Russell Martin post-homer Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Byrd and Pedro celebrate Byrd's homer Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Russell Martin's home run made it 2-0 Pirates early in the Wild Card Game Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Russel Martin with a home run to make it 2-0 Pirates Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Russell Martin celebrates his blast Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Russel Martin home run celebration in the Bucco dugout Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    This sign says it all.... Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd goes deeeeeep to make it 1-0 Pirates Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Francisco Liriano starts the first playoff game at PNC Park Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Former Pirates pitcher Doug Drabek threw out the first pitch Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    PNC Park Black Out Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    First playoff game at PNC Park...the Jolly Roger is ready Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    PNC Black Out Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    PNC Black Out Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    PNC Black Out Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    The best ballpark in the country gets it's first playoff game Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    PNC Black out Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Cutch. Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Wandy Rodriguez isn't playing in the Wild Card game....but he's feeling it Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle hitting grounders before the Wild Card game vs. the Reds Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Batting practice before the Wild Card Game Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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    Bob Nutting seems pretty happy about the first playoff game at PNC Park Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones blasted a home run in the final regular season game of the year, a 4-2 win vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    Jordy Mercer with an inside the park home run in the last regular season game vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch hits a HR in Cincy, 1 of 6 on the day for the Buccos Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch, Byrd and Marte celebrate win #92 in Cincy Photo: Getty Images
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    Justin Morneau; Jason Grilli celebrate a win in Cincy Photo: Getty Images
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    Joey Votto breaks a the double play attempt by Clint Bamres. Photo: Getty Images
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    Morton throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds. Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte got his 40th stolen base of the season vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates outfield celebrates win #91 on the season in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez had 3 RBIs in win #91 vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen with an RBI single in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Jordy Mercer gets welcomed back to the dugout after a HR in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Jordy Mercer hits a solo HR vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole drives in 2 runs vs. the Cubs to help himself out Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate clinching their first playoff spot since 1992 Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle celebrates clinching a playoff spot Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker, the Pittsburgh Kid, reacts to winning #90 Photo: Getty Images
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    Marte celebrates after his 9th inning home run vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle and Starling Marte celebrate win #90 Photo: Getty Images
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    Walker and Cutch celebrate playoff clinching win #90 in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli and Russell Martin celebrate the final out in Chicago for win #90 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate win #90 in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin makes the tag at the plate to get the final out in win #90 for the Pirates Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte with the game winning HR vs. the Cubs in the 9th Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte celebrates his 9th inning home run vs. the Cubs to give the Pirates win #90 Photo: Getty Images
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    Jeff Locke got rocked and only lasted 1 inning in the Pirates final regular season home game of the year Photo:Getty Images
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    We all do...we all do... Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli gets is back and gets his 31st save against the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett struck out 12 batters in a 4-2 win vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett dealing in a crucial late season victory vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch makes contact vs. San Diego Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd and Andrew McCutchen celebrate Cutch's 20th HR of the year in a 3-2 loss vs. the Padres Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen rounds the bases after hitting his 20th HR of the year Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch hits his 20th HR of the year in a 3-2 loss to the Padres Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen trots home vs. the Padres Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd gets thrown out at home vs. the Padres Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez at bat during Pirates 2-0 loss to the Padres Photo: Getty Images
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    AJ Burnett goes for his 9th win against the Padres (he didn't get it, but pitched a strong 6 innings) Photo: Getty Images
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    The Buccos celebrate with #87 on the year after a 3-2 win vs. Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch hit by a pitch in the 8th vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Jose Tabata blows a kiss after a 1st inning triple vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Marte, McCutchen, Byrd celebrate win #86 Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones goes deep to complete the Pirates first back to back to back home runs since 1955 Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin goes deep as part of the Pirates first back to back to back home runs since 1955 Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez hits an inside the park HR vs. the Cubs to start off 3 consecutive HRs by the Pirates for the first time since 1955 Photo: Getty Images
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    Best ballpark in the majors. PNC PARK. Pirates vs. Cubs. Friday, Sep 13th, 2013 Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen can only watch (and jump on the wall) after a home run by the Cubs in a 5-4 loss to Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Marte, McCutchen and Byrd celebrate win #85 on the season after a win vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Jeff Locke got his 10th win vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen heard plenty of MVP chants from the PNC Park crowd in the 3-1 wins vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle laughs after arguing a questionable call in the Pirates 3-1 victory vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    The outfield celebrates win #83 in Texas Photo: Getty Images
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    Justin Morneau has his first 4 hit game in a Pirates uniform in a 7-5 win vs. the Rangers Photo: Getty Images
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    Felix Pie makes a play in the outfield int he Pirates 7-5 win vs. Texas Photo: Getty Images
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    Justin Morneau has a 4 hit game to help the Pirates get the sweep vs. the Rangers Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates and Rangers wore US flags on their hats for their game on 9-11-13 Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate win #83 in Texas Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte pinch runs with his special glove in Texas Photo: Getty Images
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    The Flying Sanchez! Tony scores a run in Texas Photo: Getty Images
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    Tony Sanchez tries to avoid the tag Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen rips one to the outfield vs. the Rangers Photo: Getty Images
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    This Pirates fan was ready for win #82 in Texas Photo: Getty Images
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    Mark Melancon and Russell Martin after the final out in win #82, clinching a winning season for the Pirates for the first time in 20 years Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen and Mark Melancon celebrate win #82 Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd and Garrett Jones celebrate a run scored vs. the Rangers Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole with a career high 9 strikeouts vs. the Rangers Photo: Getty Images
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    Great shot of the sky over Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as the Pirates and Rangers got into some interleague play Photo: Getty Images
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    Not even Cutch could will the Pirates a win during a 3 game series in St. Louis Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett on the mound in St. Louis Photo: Getty Images
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    Jeff Locke hasn't quite been the same pitcher in the second half of the season for the Pirates Photo: Getty Images
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    Benches clear in Milwaukee after Justin Morneau was thrown at. No fight though. Photo: Getty Images
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    Justin Morneau, out at the plate vs. the Brewers Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen returns to the Pirates dugout after hitting his 19th home run on the year Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider in the dugout after his game winning home run vs. the Brewers that clinched the Pirates first non-losing season in 20 years Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider hits a pinch hit game winning home run vs. the Brewers in the 9th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 win Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch celebrates his 100th career HR Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen hits his 100th career home run vs. the Brewers Photo: Getty Images
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    Mark Melancon and Russell Martin celebrate win #80 for the Pirates Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker hits a 3 run homer vs. the Brewers in a 5-2 win and getting the Pirates back in 1st place in the NL Central Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes celebrates after scoring vs. Milwaukee Photo: Getty Images
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    Justin Morneau gets into his first game as a Pirate in a 7-2 loss to the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro flips the ball to a fan at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images
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    Welcome to Pittsburgh, Justin Morneau Photo: Getty Images
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    Newly acquired Justin Morneau joined the team in the dugout during their game vs. St. Louis Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett got his 7th win of the season vs. the Cardinals and helped the Pirates take back first place Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd throws the Zoltan 'Z' after a double vs. the Cardinals in a 7-1 win Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd celebrates being back in first place after a 5-0 win vs. the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    Francisco Liriano gets his 15th win of the season after giving up just 2 hits in 8 innings vs. St. Louis Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones hits a HR vs. the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones with a huge 4 RBI game vs. the Cardinals as the Pirates get back in first place Photo: Getty Images
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    A couple of Pittsburgh guys, Dan Marino and Neil Walker after Marino throws the first pitch Photo: Getty Images
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    Dan Marino threw out the first pitch before the Pirates/Brewers game Photo: Getty Images
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    Dan Marino throws out the first pitch, he's still got an arm Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd makes his first outfield victory leap as a Pirate with Felix Pie and Andrew McCutchen Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd after smashing a 3 run HR in his Pirates debut Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd hits a 3 run homer in his Pirates debut Photo: Getty Images
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    Marlon Byrd in his first at bat as a Pirate Photo: Getty Images
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    New Pirate, John Buck, looks pretty good in black and yellow Photo: Getty Images
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    Charlie Morton dealing vs. the Brewers. August 28th at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images
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    Welcome to Pittsburgh, Marlon Byrd Photo: Getty Images
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    Welcome to Pittsburgh, John Buck Photo: Getty Images
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    Felix Pie tries to throw the Zoltan 'Z' after his game tying RBI vs. the Brewers Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker celebrates his 3 run homer vs. the Brewers Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew Lambo tracks down a 2 RBI triple by Pablo Sandoval of the Giants Photo: Getty Images
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    Jose Tabata, Andrew McCutchen and Felix Pie celebrate a win vs. the Giants as the team gets close to clinching a winning season Photo: Getty Images
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    Tony Sanchez hits his first major league home run vs. former Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum Photo Getty Images
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    Cutch makes the catch in San Fran Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen breaks his bat on a single vs. the Giants on August 23 Photo: Getty Images
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    Newly acquired Felix Pie tries to make a play vs. the Giants Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen hops home on a Russell Martin sac fly in San Fran Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez hits a bases-loaded, two-run double vs. the Giants Photo: Getty Images
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    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle Photo: Getty Images
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    Pirates All-Star, Jeff Locke, pitches against the Giants at AT&T Park Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen dives, but fails to make the catch in a 2-1 loss vs. the Padres Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates celebrate an 8-1 win in San Diego getting them just 8 wins away from breaking the 20 year losing streak Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Neil Walker celebrates his first inning home run to help the Pirates to an 8-1 victory in San Diego Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Neil Walker celebrates his 1st inning homer in San Diego Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro motors around to score on a single a 3 base error vs. the Padres. Look at the Bull motor! Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Francisco Liriano had a season high 13 strikeouts vs. the Padres on August 19th Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes turns two vs. Arizona Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Pedro celebrates after his 3 run homer vs. Arizona Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Pedro Alvarez guns down a runner at first, August 16th vs. the Diamondbacks Photo: Getty Images North America
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    The Pirates celebrate a 6-2 win over Arizona Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Garrett Jones celebrates with Andrew McCutchen after Cutch scores vs. Arizona Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Clint Hurdle claps it up for rookie Andrew Lambo in St. Louis Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch, Marte and Tabata celebrate a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Francisco Liriano with a GEM vs. the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen crosses home after a 2 run blast vs. the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch blasts a 2 run homer in the 1st inning vs. St. Louis Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Cutch in Colorado Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Andrew McCutchen with a sweet swing vs. the Rockies Photo: Getty Images
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    Josh Harrison scores the game winning run to sweep the Marlins Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Russell Martin. Walk off. Photo: Getty Images
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    Another comeback win AND walk off win for the Buccos Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Clint Hurdle, Russell Martin celebrate a walk off win vs. Miami Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett gets Russell Martin with the game winning pie face Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker called out at home even after plowing over Jeff Mathis of the Marlins Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes gets airs as the Buccos turn two Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte pulls a 'Matrix' move to duck out of the way of a pitch Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Cutch gives his mom a hug after she sang the national anthem before their game vs. the Marlins Photo: Getty Images
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    Josh Harrison with an A.J. Burnett 'post pie' face after his walk off HR vs. the Marlins Photo: Getty Images
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    The team swarms Josh Harrison at home after his walk off HR vs. the Marlins Photo: Getty Images
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    Jay Hay with the walk off vs. Miami Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro hangs on after a triple vs. Miami Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch makes a diving catch vs. the Marlins Photo: Getty Images
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    Locke deals vs. Miami Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Clint Hurdle congratulates AJ Burnett on his complete game vs. the Rockies Photo: Getty Images
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    Celebrating a home win vs. the Rockies Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Jose Tabata scores on a suicide squeeze vs. the Rockies Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker rounds them all in front of Adam Wainwright after a solo HR Photo: Getty Images
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    PNC Park is rocking late into July Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones and Neil Walker mob Alex Presley after his walk off hit against the Cardinals in Game 1 of a doubleheader Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch throws the 'Z' after a double vs. the Cards Photo: Getty Images
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    High fives all around for Pedro after his HR vs. the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro takes the field at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images North America
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    Cutch with a hard slide into second Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro scores in Miami Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin straight FLEXIN Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch after a strike out in Miami Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin doesn't know what to do with his hands Photo: Getty Images
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    Marte makes the catch vs. the Nationals Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Travis Snider celebrate a win over the Washington Nationals Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes waits on deck vs. Washington Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen celebrates after a homer vs. the Nats Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen celebrates a 3-2 Pirates win vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    Pirates relief pitchers watch tarp duty in Cincy Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte, focused Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch flips his bat after an All-Star Game strikeout Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen in the 2013 All-Star Game in New York Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli pitched in the 8th inning and gave up no runs in the All-Star Game Photo: Getty Images
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    Prince Fielder from the Detroit Tigers beats the tag by Pedro in the All-Star Game Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen with a stolen base in the All-Star Game Photo: Getty Images
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    First time All-Star, Pedro Alvarez Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro takes a cut at the HR Derby. He hit 6 but did not advance past the first round Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro Alvarez in the HR Derby Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen was selected to his third straight All-Star game in 2013 Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, Jeff Locke, Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen the 2013 Pirates All-Stars Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen with his NL All-Star jersey Photo: Getty Images
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    Jordy Mercer celebrates after the walk off vs. the Mets Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro hits a 2 run homer vs. the Mets Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte scores in Chicago on July 7 Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch makes a leaping catch vs. Oakland Photo: Getty Images
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    Rain delay before the Pirates take on the A's on PNC Park on July 10th Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole on the mound on the 4th of July Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch scores a run against the Phillies at home on July 3rd Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirate Parrot also has props ready to go Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett gets Russell Martin after a 14 inning win vs. the Brewers Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes making a play (we think) at second Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider can't bring in the catch vs. Milwaukee Photo: Getty Images
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    Celebrating another Bucco win vs. Seattle Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones gets some help in Anaheim Photo: Getty Images
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    CLint Hurdle congratulates Jason Grilli on another save Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker and Travis Snider, up top Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen looks to the sky after a home run vs. the Angels Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch and Gaby react to a play in the Pirates dugout Photo: Getty Images
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    Gaby Sanchez full extension to get the out in Cincy Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole standing ovation Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerrit Cole with a 2 RBI single in his first MLB game Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch hit by a pitch in Cincy Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli with another save and a high five for the Pirate Parrot Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte encounters some winged friends in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin catches a pop foul at home vs. the Dodgers Photo: Getty Images
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    The outfield celebrates another win in Chicago Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin learned the Zoltan pretty quickly since he joined the team Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider can't escape the onslaught that is the walk off celebration Photo: Getty Images
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    Michael McKenry and Russell Martin #55 celebrate the winning run after beating the Reds 5-4 on June 2nd Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen in the Homestead Grays throwbacks Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin tries to escape the walk off celebration after a win vs. Detroit Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker with the point after his solo HR in the 11th in Detroit Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch slides in on AL MVP Miguel Cabrera in Detroit Photo: Getty Images
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    Tony Watson and Russell Martin with a friendly shake after another Bucco win Photo: Getty Images
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    Did anyone expect Jeff Locke to be an All-Star? Of course we all did! Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch gets out of the way for Travis Snider to get the out in Milwaukee Photo: Getty Images
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    Mark Melancon says 'You're OUT!' to the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider grand slam celebraish Photo: Getty Images
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    First time Pirates All-Star Jeff Locke Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle argues a play at the plate vs. the Astros at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images
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    The Pirates score the winning run of the game after this epic Astros error Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch's reaction after an Astros error lead to a Pirates win Photo: Getty Images
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    Camo Zoltan from Cutch Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte hit by a pitch vs. the Astros Photo: Getty Images
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    Francisco Liriano in the 1st inning vs. the Brewers at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images
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    A.J. Burnett gets Andrew McCutchen with some shaving cream after Cutch's walk off int he 12th vs. the Brewers Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch waits on deck with some clouds at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images
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    The Bucs get another win in New York Photo: Getty Images
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    Dugout love for Michael McKenry after he scores a run vs. the Mets Photo: Getty Images
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    The Buccos get another win at home Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch and Marte celebrate a Marte blast vs. the Nationals Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli closes one out vs. the Nationals at PNC Park Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider and Starling Marte Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Barmes get air Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle congratulates Andrew McCutchen after a home run in Milwaukee Photo: Getty Images
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    Jose Tabata makes a sliding catch in St. Louis Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte slides under the tag Photo: Getty Images
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    James McDonald pitches in Philly Photo: Getty Images
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    Tony Watson on the mound during a win over the Braves 4-2 Photo: Getty Images
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    James McDonald vs. the Braves. April 20th. Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker just wants a HUG! Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli celebrates another save Photo: Getty Images
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    Pedro rounds second base after a homer vs. the Braves Photo: Getty Images
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    Grilli and Martin celebrate a 5-0 win vs. the Cardinals Photo: Getty Images
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    A fan comes SO CLOSE to a foul ball vs. St. Louis on April 17 Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte shows off some fan art Photo: Getty Images
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    Jackie Robinson Day at PNC Park All Pirates wore #42 in Jackie's honor Photo: Getty Images
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    Marte and Cutch go low during a win vs. the Reds in April Photo: Getty Images
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    'The Fort' Michael McHenry celebrates with Pedro after he hit a 2 run HR Photo: Getty Images
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    The 'Zoltan' was brought back early in the 2013 season Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen on deck. April 14th vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett 'G.I.' Jones Photo: Getty Images
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    All-Star Mark Melancon gets the save vs. Cincy Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch in center vs. the Reds on April 14th Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker with the throw to first, glasses and all Photo: Getty Images
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    Clint Hurdle in a lighter moment Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch and Pedro celebrate another run vs. the Reds Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte hit by a pitch Photo: Getty Images
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    Travis Snider gets greeted by his teammates after scoring a run at home vs. the Reds on April 12th Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker has Baxter the Diamondbacks mascot in his sights Photo: Getty Images
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    Josh Harrison strikes out in a 10-2 loss against the Diamondbacks Photo: Getty Images
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    Gaby Sanchez walks to the on deck circle in Arizona Photo: Getty Images
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    Cutch and Clint celebrate another run Photo: Getty Images
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    High fives all around after the Pirates defeat the Diamondbacks 6-5 on April 9th Photo: Getty Images
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    A real 'Marte Partay' in the dugout after Starling Marte scores in Arizona Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker shatters his bat vs. the Diamondbacks Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen waits to hit in Arizona Photo: Getty Images
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    Russell Martin and Jason Grilli celebrate a save in Arizona (one of MANY on the season) Photo: Getty Images
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    Starling Marte slides in for a triple vs. Arizona Photo: Getty Images
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    Wandy Rodriguez dealing vs. Arizona Photo: Getty Images
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    Garrett Jones strikes out vs. the Dodgers Photo: Getty Images
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    Neil Walker watches his throw complete a double play vs. LA Photo: Getty Images
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    Jason Grilli gets his first save of the year, April 3rd vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Gaby Sanchez goes for the high five after a Cutch homer vs. the Dodgers Photo: Getty Images
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    'Cutch' makes a diving catch April 3 vs. the Cubs Photo: Getty Images
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    Andrew McCutchen with his 2012 Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards Photo: Getty Images
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