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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:48:10PM

The Promised Land

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AP PHOTO / CHARLES REX ARBOGAST

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, left, Starling Marte, center and Marlon Byrd celebrate the Pirates' win in Chicago which helped Pittsburgh recently clinch a playoff spot for the first time in decades.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22)waits on deck during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The Cards won 13-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

AP PHOTO / GENE PUSKAR

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, from Fort Meade, is a strong contender for 2013 National League MVP honors after leading the Bucs to their first playoff game in 21 years.

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There was a lot of rooting for the Black and Gold last night in Fort Meade.

But it wasn’t at Emory Lamb Stadium. It was in front of television sets across the city as Andrew McCutchen, Fort Meade’s baseball star, led the Pittsburgh Pirates into baseball’s post-season for the first time in 21 years when they hosted the Cincinnati Reds in a one-game wild-card playoff game in Pittsburgh.

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