.415: What the Pirates had hit with men in scoring position in the four games prior to Thursday -- compared to a Major League-low .217 before that stretch.
"Not the way that game was going. But [Russell] Martin did apologize to me." -- Jason Grilli, who was set to enter Wednesday night's game to pitch the ninth inning anyway, on whether he was disappointed that in the bottom of the eighth Martin drove in a run to make the score 12-8, removing a save possibility.
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