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National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The standing-room crowd bathed in a sea of black and yellow serenaded Johnny Cueto with jeers and went into a frenzy when Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin smacked home runs in the second inning.

What a way to let out 21 years of frustration.

Postseason baseball is back in the Steel City.

Francisco Liriano fired seven innings of one-run ball and Martin cracked a pair of solo shots as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6- 2, in the National League wild-card game.

The Pirates will move on to the NLDS where they will face the top-seeded St. Louis Cardinals. Game 1 of that set is set for Thursday at Busch Stadium.

After teasing its fans with a pair of second-half collapses, Pittsburgh put it all together in 2013 to finish above .500 (94-68) for the first time 1992.

It was the first playoff game at PNC Park and the first in Pittsburgh since Game 5 of the 1992 NLCS.

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