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7: Wins for Francisco Liriano in his first 10 games with the Pirates, only the second Pittsburgh pitcher to do that since 1950 (Kip Wells, 2002).

"This team has fought for every inch it has gotten. Everything we've done, we've earned. So, no, I don't think it's just breaks going our way. To say that is to sell short what we've done." -- pitcher Charlie Morton, to the suggestion the Pirates have somehow been fortunate to have the Majors' best record

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