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56: Homers by Pedro Alvarez as the Pirates' third baseman, one shy of tying Hall of Famer Pie Traynor for fifth place on the club's all-time list at the position.

"I would be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind the first time I slid on a double-play ball, but the chances of it happening again are extremely slim." -- Neil Walker, on flashback moments during his Minor League rehab from the right-hand laceration sustained while trying to break up a double play on April 26 in St. Louis.

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