• Andrew McCutchen, among the Major League leaders with 60 multihit games during the regular season, has begun his postseason with a pair of two-hit games.
• In Game 2 of the NLDS, the Pirates tried to avoid losing a second consecutive road game for the first time since Sept. 7-8. Those contests took place in St. Louis, of course.
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