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[VIDEO] Pittsburgh Pirates Snap 21-Year Playoff Drought – Wild Finish Sends Pirates To Playoffs

: 	CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 23: Relief pitcher Jason Grilli #39 and catcher Russell Martin #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate after Martin tagged Nate Schierholtz #19 of the Chicago Cubs out at home plate for the final out when he tried to score on a single hit by Ryan Sweeney (not pictured)during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field on September 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Pirates defeated the Cubs 2-1 and, with their win and a Washington Nationals loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, clinched their first playoff berth in 21 years. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
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After a 21-year absence from the postseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates have clinched at least a National League Wild Card spot.

And, the game that clinched the postseason birth for the Bucs had an odd and wild finish.

Leading the Cubs 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Pirates were on the brink of giving up the lead.

A bloop single off the bat of Ryan Sweeney sent Nate Shierholtz from first to third, then Shierholtz was waved around toward the plate as Marlon Bird misplayed the ball in shallow right-center. Andrew McCutchen scooped up the ball, hit the cutoff and the relay thrown nailed Schierholtz to end the game.

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