14: After their 6-0 blanking of the Cardinals on Tuesday night, the Pirates have 14 shutouts for the year, tied with the Indians for the most in baseball. The last time they had more than 14 was in 1992, when they made their last playoff appearance.
"All I've ever asked for on my birthday the last couple years is another birthday. So far so good. I can't remember the last time I spent a complete day at the ballpark and my team won two games. So, yeah. Fun." -- manager Clint Hurdle on his 56th birthday, which was Tuesday
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