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  1. Pirates Clinch Rare Playoff Berth

    The drought has convincingly lifted, and the Iron City Beer is flowing. Pittsburgh proved for the second straight year that they’re fit for the MLB playoffs. Second-year pitcher Gerrit Cole got 17 consecutive outs, eliminating down-on-their-luck Atlanta, 3-2. The beer must’ve tasted sweeter after beating the Braves, who played in the postseason 14 times — and won a World Series — during the Pirates’ 21-year dry spell. “We didn’t panic,” Cole said, before wetting his whistle with the team.

    USA Today 

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