Congratulations to the Pirates! Raise the Jolly Roger!
Travis Snider pinch hit home run helped the Pirates defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 4 to 3. That win extended their lead in the National League Central over the St. Louis Cardinals to two games. The win was their 81st, and it ended the streak of twenty consecutive losing seasons. This achievement is not the biggest thing for the Pirates, but going far in the playoffs is. With the recent trade acquisitions of Marlon Byrd and John Buck from the New York Mets, and Justin Moreau from the Minnesota Twins, the Pirates are sending a message that they want to go far in the playoffs and maybe the World Series.