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40: Major League parks in which A.J. Burnett has made a start, with his Nationals Park debut on Thursday. He is one of nine active pitchers to have appeared in as many ballparks (Jamey Wright, Darren Oliver, LaTroy Hawkins, Ryan Dempster, Kyle Farnsworth, Bruce Chen, Bartolo Colon, Andy Pettitte are the others).

"We talk about being extraordinary at the ordinary. We put away outs. That's our bling. A lot of guys in this league have bling on defense. Our bling is just playing hard." -- Hurdle, on the Pirates' unspectacular but steady defense, which had a lapse in the first inning on Thursday, with three errors leading to four runs en route to a 9-7 loss to the Nats

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