Tuesday Wild Card

Tuesday Wild Card

Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh, 10/01/2013 20:07 EDT, Score: 2 - 6

Money Line: -125 Pittsburgh

Sportsbook: DSI

Result: Win

10-unit Play Take #902 Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (8:05pm EST) The playoffs have finally arrived and it begins with a National Wild Card game between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. These NL Central foes are certainly familiar with one another and they've also played six times over the last week and a half of the season. The Pirates won four of those six games and took the season series 11-8. The Pirates were also the better team this season, winning 94 games versus 90 for the Reds. That earned them home field advantage for this game, which was vitally important given their 50-31 home mark. The Pirates will also have the edge in the starting pitching department today, as Francisco Liriano goes up against Johnny Cueto. Liriano has been dominant this season at 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 26 starts. Cueto was injured for most of the 2013 campaign and this will be only his third start since returning from the disabled list. He was pretty good in his last two starts, but you don't know what you're going to get from him in this pressure-packed game. All signs point to Pittsburgh today. They were the better team in the regular season, won the season series, are at home for this game and have an edge in the pitching matchup. Take the Pirates to advance at a relatively low price here.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports

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