First number, last word

1 -- The Pirates have lost one game when leading after eight innings since the start of the 2012 season. They've won 101.

"I remember some of the early catcalls from the fans here when he was pitching, and he would give it up. And two years later, 'Where's my Locke shirt? How come you guys aren't selling any Locke shirts?' It's a crazy dynamic." -- Hurdle, on Jeff Locke's progression and development over the last two seasons.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.