N.L. Wild Card Game: Reds vs. Pirates, Tuesday 10/1, 7 p.m. CT

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Everyone here is a Pirates fan tonight. Right?

It's still kind of hard for me to root for the Pirates, because of what they did to the Cubs back in the 1970s. But that was decades ago, and the Bucs are a great story this year.

And they're playing the Reds. What other reason does any Cubs fan need?

Go Pirates!

Reds lineup:

Choo CF, Ludwick LF, Votto 1B, Phillips 2B, Bruce RF, Frazier 3B, Cozart SS, Hanigan C, Cueto P

Pirates lineup:

Marte LF, Walker 2B, McCutchen CF, Morneau 1B, Byrd RF, Alvarez 3B, Martin C, Barmes SS, Liriano P

Today's Starting Pitchers

Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto


Reds

vs. Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano


Pirates

vs. Pit

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vs. Cin


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Johnny Cueto 5-2 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.2 46 20 19 7 18 51 2.82 1.05


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Francisco Liriano 16-8 26 26 2 0 0 0 161.0 134 54 54 9 63 163 3.02 1.22

Francisco Liriano and Johnny Cueto combined this year for five starts against the Cubs. They pitched 41 innings with a 1.98 ERA and 0.976 WHIP against the Cubs.

And tonight, one guy's team is going home for the winter, and the Cubs won't be the losing team! Also, they both wear No. 47. Brian Bogusevic would be proud.

Be happy, and enjoy playoff baseball.

Today's game is on TBS. Announcers: Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and Cal Ripken. Field reporter: Craig Sager.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

SB Nation game preview

SB Nation Reds site: Red Reporter (careful over there)

SB Nation Pirates site Bucs Dugout

This will serve as your one and only game thread for tonight's game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

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