Deuce or Die
Wild about deuces?
You belonged in PNC Park on Thursday night, when the swashbuckling Pirates made it eight wins in nine games, and the Houston Astros wished 2013 would hurry here so they could escape the NL Central for the AL West.
There were no Deuce Bigelow sightings, but:
- Game-time was 2:22.
- Right-hander Jeff Karstens won to improve his record to 2-2.
- Joel Hanrahan worked the ninth inning to earn the save, naturally No. 22.
- A crowd of 21,386 spent most of the night chanting “MVP! MVP!” in the direction of center fielder Andrew McCutchen, No. 22 in your program.
- The Pirates finished off the four-game sweep of the Astros by winning 2-0.
- Oh — a later loss by the Reds in San Diego would extend the Pirates’ lead in the Central.
To what? Have to ask? Two games.