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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates takes place in the MLB 2013 NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night in what should be a dramatic affair in which only one team will progress to the playoffs, and for the other the season will end and they will be sent home. The game is scheduled to start at 8.07 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The season comes down to a single game for these two teams, and despite everything that's happened for both sides this season, ultimately it is what happens tonight that will count.
These two teams will be familiar with one another having met 19 times already this season. Pittsburgh hold the slight psychological edge, winning 11 of those 19 games, with Cincinnati taking 8 of them.
But in a one match showdown you can pretty much throw the form book out the window, and one big play by a single player going well or going bad tonight at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh could settle everything.
The Wild Card Game is in its second year, and it gives two teams the chance to advance to the divisional series. This will be the first time that teams from the same division will meet in the game.
Home advantage could be important tonight, and could just give Pittsburgh the edge, but there are so many variables at play, and so many top players on display that anything really could happen tonight.
The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates will play in the MLB 2013 NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night from 8.07 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TBS network, or alternatively the game can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.