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10: Home runs by Pedro Alvarez since April 18, most in the National League and fourth most in the Majors, trailing Detroit's Miguel Cabrera (12), Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion (11) and Texas' Nelson Cruz (11).

"It's something to talk about in May. It's OK. I'm more into the fact we've backed up 15-win months. We had not done that in a while."
-- Hurdle on the fact all three NL clubs with 30 wins -- his Pirates, the Cardinals and the Reds -- reside in the Central.

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