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10: Games this season in which Pirates pitching has allowed no more than three hits. The total is tied with Tampa Bay's for most in the Majors this season -- and is a modern (post-1916) franchise record through 98 games of a season.

"It's easy to learn when you see the damage right in front of you." -- Gerrit Cole, agreeing with the notion that young pitchers learn more from bad outings than from good ones

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