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.