by Joe KayAP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – The preliminaries are done. On to Pittsburgh and the playoffs. Jordy Mercer had a triple and an inside-the-park homer, and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 4-2 victory Sunday that was mostly an afterthought for teams looking ahead to a rematch in Pittsburgh.
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Felix Pie (26), Marlon Byrd (2) and Andrew McCutchen celebrate their 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) by Genaro ArmasAP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – Toast them with a bottle of Iron City. Wear that 1970s-era Pittsburgh painter’s cap with pride. Celebrate the end of “The Streak.” Just don’t expect the Pirates to join in the fun. There’s an NL Central title to win.
In this Oct. 14, 1992, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates Barry Bonds (24) high-fives teammates after the Pirates 13-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS baseball series in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Swart, File) The Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League East for the third straight year in 1992. It remains the last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record, the longest stretch of futility in North American professional sports history.