Pirates edge Cardinals; Dodgers rout Braves

Pirates edge Cardinals; Dodgers rout Braves
October 7, 2013, 1:15 am
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva.

"I told him to get that arm ready, because I'm coming," Harrison said.

Moments later, Harrison was streaking across home plate to give the Pirates the lead. Minutes after that, the Jolly Roger that's been a fixture on the Pittsburgh skyline all summer climbed up the flagpole again.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The big-name bats for the Los Angeles Dodgers did more than enough to overcome some tentative rookie pitching.

Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and Los Angeles routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL division series.

Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig each had three hits and scored three times on a big night at the plate for the Dodgers, who matched a franchise record for runs in a postseason game. Brooklyn beat the New York Yankees 13-8 in Game 2 of the 1956 World Series.

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