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Another late-season swoon lets The Streak live

Updated: October 4, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- This time, the Pittsburgh Pirates never saw it coming.

Not in June, when their slumbering offense erupted behind the bats of Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez. Not in July when they moved into a tie for first place in the National League Central while turning an obscure movie reference into a mild cultural phenomenon.

Not even in August, when a 19-inning victory over St. Louis served as a bit of karmic justice after that fateful night in Atlanta in 2011 when a botched ...

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