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22 -- Alvarez is the fifth Pirate to hit at least 22 home runs before the All-Star break. The others are Willie Stargell, Ralph Kiner, Frank Thomas and Brian Giles.

"I did see the movie. I've got some buddies that were portrayed in the movie that weren't real happy with the movie. Far be it for Hollywood to put out a good movie and move some things around." -- Hurdle on "Moneyball," the film that chronicled the Athletics' 2002 season.

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