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Monday To Be A Big Night For Pittsburgh Sports Fans

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh sports fans can’t wait for Monday night, when the red hot Pirates, now in a tight division race, welcome the Padres to PNC Park.

But, that’s not all that will be going on for Pittsburgh sports fans tonight as the Steelers and Penguins will also be in action.

The Steelers travel to Cincinnati, to take on the Bengals, while the Penguins are at the Consol Energy Center for their pre-season home-opener against the Detroit Red Wings.

KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti caught up with some sports fans around the city to see what they’ll be watching, and rooting for tonight.

Tim Carnahan, of Sacramento, Calif., came to town with his son this weekend to take in a Bucs game, and he was glad to see the Pirates beat the Cubs on Sunday.

The Bucs have now won three of their last four games.

He said he’ll be back home in California tonight, but, he’ll be rooting for Bucs and hoping they can go all the way this year.

Brandon Martin said he’ll be watching the Pens tomorrow night, but, he also hopes to catch the Steelers game on his cell phone.

Duquesne students Robert Munns of Washington, D.C., and Jonathan Baron of Cranberry, said they’ll both be glued to the TV for the Pirates.

Justin Wainwright from Birmingham, Ala., said he, too, will be watching the Pirates Monday night, but, he’s not really a Pirates fan. Rather, he’s hoping to see his favorite team, the Atlanta Braves, go to the World Series.

The Pirates are currently tied for first place in the NL Central, but tonight’s first pitch at PNC Park will be at 7:05p.m.

Meanwhile, the Steelers will be looking to get their first win of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

As for the Penguins, they opened up their preseason schedule with a 5-4 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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