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The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming of a pretty big series win against the Cincinnati Reds and following a disastrous series against the Brewers at Miller Park where they were swept, the Pirates rebounded to win two of three from both the St. Louis Cardinals and Reds. Two places the Pirates have struggled mightily at this season. The Pirates have quietly been much better on the road this season. In 2014, the Pirates were 37-44 away from PNC Park, while in 2015 they have bounced back to go 37-34.
September baseball is about as intense as it gets and the Pirates couldn’t take too much time to enjoy their two straight series victories as their nemesis, the Milwaukee Brewers came to PNC Park for a four game series. The Brewers have completely owned the Pirates entering this series, winning six games in a row, though both of those series were in the House of Horrors. Were the Pirates able to gain a little revenge on the hated Brewers?
The Dark Knight Returned in game one and looked to get the series started off right for the Buccos.
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