Last word

"We're going to hit a homer. We're going to hit one." -- Manager Clint Hurdle before Sunday's game, when Andrew McCutchen's first-inning two-run shot ended the Pirates' home run drought to open the 2013 season.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.