The Pittsburgh Pirates (90-67) are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card spot Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
It will be Pittsburgh’s first trip to the postseason since 1992.
Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, and the Pirates threw out a runner at the plate for the final out.
The Pirates doused each other in champagne in the visitors’ clubhouse at Wrigley Field once St. Louis’ 4-3 win over the Nationals became final.
The St. Louis Cardinals (92-65) and Cincinnati Reds (90-67) also won tonight as things remain status quo in the NL Central division race.
Congrats to the Pirates as tonight was a big night for everybody in the organization.