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8: Four-hit games by Andrew McCutchen since the start of the 2012 season, the most in the Major Leagues.

"It's a feel-good, great day for the scout who signed him. It's like having a child, from the scouting perspective. I love it when we call up one of our own." -- Hurdle, on Welker's first day in the Majors, nearly six years after being drafted by the Pirates on the recommendation of scout Mike Leuzinger

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