Liriano & Cueto Enter Wild Card Game With Noteworthy Stat Lines

Francisco Liriano 8-1 1.47 ERA at home 2013, Johnny Cueto 13-4 2.37 ERA vs PiratesTuesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates (94-68) host their National League Central Division rival, the Cincinnati Reds (90-72), in the National League Wild Card Game. The Pirates come into this contest hot, after sweeping the Reds over the weekend and earning the home field advantage in the game. This is the Pirates first postseason appearance since 1992, while the Reds are making their third trip to the playoffs in the last four years.

Tuesday's pitching matchup features the Pirates Francisco Liriano (16-8) vs. the Reds Johnny Cueto (5-2). Liriano was 8-1, with a 1.47 ERA at home this season. For his career, Cueto is a remarkable 13-4, with a 2.37 ERA versus Pittsburgh.  

The Pirates won 11 of 19 meetings against the Reds in 2013.

The winner of this game will face their chief central division rival, the always formidable St. Louis Cardinals.