Pirates Fall to Ensure 20th Straight Losing Season

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Pirates Fall to Ensure 20th Straight Losing Season
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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates ensured they'd finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead and lost 4-3 to the Cincinnati Reds. Pinch-hitter Xavier Paul led off the ninth with a home run and Zack Cozart had a go-head double for Cincinnati, who clinched home-field advantage in the NL division series. They are competing with Washington for best overall record in the league.

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