Pirates 4, Reds 1
CINCINNATI — Marlon Byrd had three hits and Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run home run as the Pirates took the first game of a series that will decide the National League wild-card game host. Both teams clinched postseason berths this week. Whichever wins the three-game series is assured of hosting the one-game wild-card playoff Tuesday. The Pirates had a long-shot chance of overtaking St. Louis for the Central title entering the night, but that ended with the Cardinals' 7-0 win over the Cubs that clinched the division.