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99: Career homers by Andrew McCutchen, entering Wednesday's game, putting him on he threshold of becoming the 21st player in the Pirates' 127-year history to hit the century mark.

"If I ever open a restaurant, I'll call it Plan B. If you ever want to go to a restaurant and it's packed, you say, 'OK, let's go to Plan B.' Yeah, it's right down the street." -- Hurdle, going allegoric on how baseball managers always have to have an alternate plan in the back of their minds.

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