For tonight's article, I was planning on writing about how the Pittsburgh Pirates were pretty much out of the playoff race. Then they came back in the ninth inning with two home runs, winning it on a walk off homer by Starling Marte. The new topic? The same topic.

I'd write about how that might be the spark the Pirates need to turn things around, but that might be making too much out of one really good win, which was three outs away from being yet another poor loss. We don't know if this will be the spark to allow the Pirates to turn things around, or if that home run and yesterday's day at the plate for Marte is a sign that he's turning it around.

What I know is that the Pirates need this to be the spark to turn things around. They're currently 11-18. By most simulations of playoff ...

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