Found October 08, 2013 on NESN.com:
The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates played in a winner-take-all game in a playoff series, they lost Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS when Atlanta rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Braves memorably won on Sid Bream‘s slide into home, just beating the tag of Pirates catcher Mike LaValliere in one of the great moments in playoff history. The Pirates are back in the postseason for the first time since then and will visit St. Louis on Wednesday in Game 5 of the NLDS. The Cards will open as -145 favorites at Bovada with Live Betting. St. Louis forced a deciding Game 5 with a 2-1 win in Pittsburgh on Monday. Rookie Michael Wacha was brilliant, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Pedro Alvarez homered off Wacha with one out in the inning for the Pirates’ only hit. Matt Holliday‘s two-run homer in the sixth inning accounted for the Cardinals’ runs. The vast majority of the Cardinals players are very familiar with win-or-go-home games, as St. Louis is 7-1 the pa...
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