PITTSBURGH, PA -- Today marked the halfway point of the season. If the first half is any indicator for what is in store in the second part of the season, Pittsburgh Pirate fans and the city better buckle up, because it's going to be a fun team to watch.

The club entered game action on the Fourth of July tied for first place in the National League Central with the Cincinnati Reds. After clawing back from a four-run deficit on Tuesday -- the second comeback of the game being a walk off home run by new Bucco Drew Sutton -- the Pirates reached a season-high eight games over .500. The last time they were this far above .500 was during the 1992 season.

"You get here for a reason," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "Nobody hits you with a wand and you wake up in this spot. It hasn’t all been high ...

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