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10/2/2015 | Pirates can clinch home-field in WC behind Burnett

Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett will make the 430th and final regular-season start of his career Saturday night, possibly the last start of his 17-year career. Burnett will lead the Pirates against the Reds at PNC Park with a chance to guarantee that the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser will take place in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

10/2/2015 | RF Polanco nabs another runner at 1st base

Gregory Polanco is getting pretty good at this 9-3 putout thing. For the second time in 17 games, the Pirates' right fielder nailed a runner at first on a clean "hit." This time, the play saved a run because it came with a runner on third and two outs in the second inning of Friday's 6-4 win in 12 innings over the Reds at PNC Park.

10/2/2015 | Ramirez expects long run for Pirates

Aramis Ramirez has come full circle, and now he is about to close the circle. Ramirez played his first Major League game on May 26, 1998 as a 19-year-old third baseman for the Pirates. This weekend, he will end his career as a 37-year-old third baseman, once again with the Pirates.

10/2/2015 | Bucs walk off, inch closer to home-field in WC

The Pirates had to come from behind to stay ahead. They did that in dramatic fashion Friday night, when Starling Marte's two-run homer in the 12th inning gave them a 6-4 win over the Reds, after the Bucs trailed, 4-0, into the bottom of the third.

10/1/2015 | 5 things that changed the season for Pirates

Before looking at what lies ahead of the Bucs, let's first look back at the moments that helped them get here.

10/1/2015 | Pirates welcome Reds targeting WC home-field edge

After falling out of the National League Central race on Wednesday, the Pirates will turn their attention on Friday toward securing home-field advantage for next week's win-or-go-home date with the Cubs.

10/1/2015 | Hurdle knows Bucs have work cut out for them

Wherever they meet the Cubs in the NL Wild Card Game, it will be a difficult first hurdle for the Pirates' hopes for a deep postseason foray, as the Cubs took the season series, 11-8.