Sep 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) slides safely into second base during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds score 3 in top of the 9th to tie Pirates


To say that the National League Central is chaotic would be an understatement. By the time you read this, please understand that these teams will have all beaten each other and passed each other multiple times in the span of seemingly minutes. 2 games are all that separates the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cincinnati Reds in the Central.

It looked like the Pirates, whom started the day one game behind the Cards and one game in front of the Reds, were going to move up courtesy of a 5-2 win over the Reds. Cincinnati had other plans mounting a comeback to tie the game 5-5 in the top of the ninth inning.

Billy Hamilton struck again coming into pinch run, stole second base, and scored the tying run with 2 outs in the ninth inning. I am fairly certain that Hamilton could beat Usain Bolt in a footrace judging by the raving that goes on regarding his speed.

It seems like some combination of these three teams are destined to play each other in the wild card round and I for one am excited about it. These teams keep supplying big moments and big hits which is what September and October baseball is all about. Let the drama unfold.

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