• The Pirates, who as a team took a historic .204 average against Cueto into Tuesday night's National League Wild Card Game, were counting on Byrd as a secret weapon. Byrd was 7-for-12 (.583) lifetime off the righty going into the game.
• PNC Park became the fourth Pittsburgh yard to host an MLB postseason game, following Exposition Park, Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium. The only other city able to make the same claim is Philadelphia (Baker Bowl, Shibe Park, Veterans Stadium and Citizens Bank Park).
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