• Game 2 of the NLDS between the Pirates and the Cardinals earned the highest rating of 2013 for a game broadcast on MLB Network, and the third-highest overall rating in the network's history.
• Somewhat surprisingly -- given the frequency of their postseason appearances until the 21-year silence -- the Bucs entered Sunday's Game 3 trying to win consecutive home playoff games for the first time since Games 3-4 of the 1971 World Series against the Orioles.
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