PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Playoff baseball returns to the ‘Burgh tonight for the first time since 1992.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will host their first-ever playoff game at PNC Park with the first pitch coming at 8:07 p.m.

Their opponent? Their NL Central Division rival Cincinnati Reds.

Francisco Liriano (16-8, 3.02 ERA) will take the mound for the Pirates in tonight’s win or go home Wild Card matchup. Liriano enters tonight’s contest with an 8-1 record to go along with a 1.47 ERA at PNC Park this season.

The Reds will counter with Johnny Cueto (5-2, 2.82 ERA).

Here is the full 25-man roster for the Pirates tonight:


  • Gerrit Cole
  • Jeanmar Gomez
  • Jason Grilli
  • Francisco Liriano
  • Vin Mazzaro
  • Mark Melancon
  • Bryan Morris
  • Tony Watson
  • Justin Wilson


  • Pedro Alvarez
  • Clint Barmes
  • Josh Harrison
  • Garrett Jones
  • Jordy Mercer
  • Justin Morneau
  • Gaby Sanchez
  • Neil Walker


  • Marlon Byrd
  • Starling Marte
  • Andrew McCutchen
  • Travis Snider
  • Jose Tabata


  • John Buck
  • Russell Martin
  • Tony Sanchez

You can watch tonight’s game on TBS.


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