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7 must-see moments from Sunday's Pirates-Cardinals NLDS Game 3

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With the NLDS tied 1-1, the Pirates and Cardinals took the series to Pittsburgh on Sunday -- and the fans were ready:

Pirates fan, blazer

Marlon Byrd, who's making his postseason debut at the tender age of 36, got things started with a two-run single in the bottom of the first:

Byrd, single

Francisco Liriano looked good through the first four innings, shutting down this bases-loaded jam in the third:

Liriano, jam

But then Carlos "I hit better than you do in the postseason" Beltran came up with two on in the fifth, and tied things up at two:

Beltran, single

Russell Martin gave the Bucs the lead with a sacrifice fly in the following inning, but then Beltran came up again in the eighth, and, of course:

Beltran, homer

Luckily, the Pirates were able to quell any Cards rally with the ol' 3-4-1 putout on Matt Holliday:

Ricochet play

And once again grabbed the lead in the bottom of the eighth on run-scoring singles by Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin:

Alvarez, single

Pittsburgh was able to hold on to the 5-3 advantage behind closer Jason Grilli. Raise the Jolly Roger and set off those fireworks:

final out

And jump up and dance. We'll see everyone on Monday for Game 4:

happy fan, dance

 


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