MILWAUKEE -- Jim Henderson felt he threw a handful of good sliders during Tuesday's ninth inning, but the one slider that hung ended up costing him and the Milwaukee Brewers the game.
Pirates pinch hitter Travis Snider crushed a 2-2 offering from Henderson into the seats in left center field for the decisive run in Pittsburgh's historic 4-3 victory at Miller Park.
With their 81st win of the season, the Pirates will not have a losing season for the first time since 1992. Not only will Pittsburgh go for the sweep Wednesday night, but it will try to clinch its first winning season in 21 years.
"The game will mess with you," Henderson said. "I threw a few good sliders that outing and the one bad one I threw gets knocked out of the park. It just sucks. It sucks when the team comes back and battles hard and scores to tie it up again in the eighth, and I've let them down the last few times I've been out.
"Those are the things I take hard, seeing everybody else battle and I come in ...