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18-1: The Pirates' home record, entering Monday's game, when Andrew McCutchen collects two or more hits

"Maybe it's time for some of those numbers to fall. We'll have a chance to do something about it off the mound." -- Hurdle, on the Cardinals' averages with runners in scoring position

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