Best of MLB wild card playoffs

The Cincinnati Reds traveled to Pittsburgh where they lost to the Pirates for the NL wild card spot. Things fizzled out in Cleveland for the Indians as they fell short and lost to the Tampa Bay Rays.

An exterior view of stadium prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
An exterior view of stadium prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
An exterior view of stadium prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Indians fans cheer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Cleveland Indians fans cheer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Cleveland Indians fans cheer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides home to score after Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays hit an RBI double to left field against Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides home to score after Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays hit an RBI double to left field against Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides home to score after Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays hit an RBI double to left field against Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets tagged out by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians to end the top outfield the fifth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets tagged out by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians to end the top outfield the fifth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets tagged out by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians to end the top outfield the fifth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets tagged out by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians to end the top outfield the fifth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets tagged out by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians to end the top outfield the fifth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets tagged out by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians to end the top outfield the fifth inning during the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
A Pittsburgh Pirates fan waves a Jolly Roger flag as the Pirates play the Cincinnati Reds in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
A Pittsburgh Pirates fan waves a Jolly Roger flag as the Pirates play the Cincinnati Reds in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh
A Pittsburgh Pirates fan waves a Jolly Roger flag as the Pirates play the Cincinnati Reds in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto sits on the bench in the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto sits on the bench in the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto sits on the bench in the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto lens over the rail in the dugout as his team is losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 6-2 and advance to the National League Division Series.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto lens over the rail in the dugout as his team is losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 6-2 and advance to the National League Division Series
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto lens over the rail in the dugout as his team is losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 6-2 and advance to the National League Division Series.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier (21) reaches into the photographers' pit to catch a fly ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Justin Morneau in the third inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Pirates move on to NLDS after beating Reds 6-2
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier (21) reaches into the photographers' pit to catch a fly ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Justin Morneau in the third inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, right, smiles as he hugs Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker in the dugout after being lifted in the seventh inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, right, smiles as he hugs Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker in the dugout after being lifted in the seventh inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, right, smiles as he hugs Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker in the dugout after being lifted in the seventh inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Jason Grilli, center, celebrates with Jeff Locke, left, after the Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates advanced to the NL division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Low-spending teams get chance in MLB playoffs
Pittsburgh Pirates' Jason Grilli, center, celebrates with Jeff Locke, left, after the Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the NL wild-card playoff baseball game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates advanced to the NL division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli celebrates with teammates after beating the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild-Card playoff baseball game, 6-2, in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates advance to the NLDS playoff series against the St,. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pirates move on to NLDS after beating Reds 6-2
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli celebrates with teammates after beating the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild-Card playoff baseball game, 6-2, in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates advance to the NLDS playoff series against the St,. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Marlon Byrd smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the second inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pirates move on to NLDS after beating Reds 6-2
Pittsburgh Pirates' Marlon Byrd smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the second inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Fans wave towels at the finish of the national anthem before the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Fans wave towels at the finish of the national anthem before the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh
Fans wave towels at the finish of the national anthem before the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Pirates fans celebrate as Pirates manager Clint Hurdle makes remarks during a lunchtime rally in downtown Pittsburgh held in support of the post-season bound Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. In their first taste of post-season baseball action since 1992, the Pirates will play the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday in Pittsburgh in the National League Wild Card baseball game. The winner will face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS starting Thursday in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pirates hoping for more than cameo in playoffs
Pittsburgh Pirates fans celebrate as Pirates manager Clint Hurdle makes remarks during a lunchtime rally in downtown Pittsburgh held in support of the post-season bound Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. In their first taste of post-season baseball action since 1992, the Pirates will play the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday in Pittsburgh in the National League Wild Card baseball game. The winner will face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS starting Thursday in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) walks to the field before the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) walks to the field before the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) walks to the field before the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
People cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge on their way to the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates were making their first post-season appearance since 1992. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
People cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge on their way to the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates were making their first post-season appearance since 1992
People cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge on their way to the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates were making their first post-season appearance since 1992. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Pittsburgh Pirates fans wait for the gates to open before the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates made the playoffs for the first time since 1992. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates fans wait for the gates to open before the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates made the playoffs for the first time since 1992
Pittsburgh Pirates fans wait for the gates to open before the NL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The Pirates made the playoffs for the first time since 1992. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The Pittsburgh skyline stands beyond the outfield wall as the Cincinnati Reds take batting practice before their NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The Pittsburgh skyline stands beyond the outfield wall as the Cincinnati Reds take batting practice before their NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh skyline stands beyond the outfield wall as the Cincinnati Reds take batting practice before their NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Former manager Joe Torre watches batting practice prior to the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Former manager Joe Torre watches batting practice prior to the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Baseballs sit in a basket prior to the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Baseballs sit in a basket prior to the National League Wild Card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits during batting practice prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits during batting practice prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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