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10: Strikeouts averaged by Pirates batters in their last 19 games, dating back to May 21. The Bucs had whiffed in double-digits in 10 of their last 14 games going into Tuesday's action.

"He gets to blaze his own trail. You only get one debut. He's looking to make a difference here. One cool thing: when you do well here, you don't go up." ---Hurdle, on Cole's big opening night

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