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2: Home runs allowed by Pirates pitching in the last 14 games entering Saturday's action -- by Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki (Aug. 2) and Miami's Christian Yelich (Aug. 8), both hit off Gerrit Cole.

"It told me I've got to do something, and I've continued to work very hard, with the coaches and in the video room." -- Jose Tabata, on the Pirates going down to the non-waiver Trade Deadline wire searching for a right-handed hitting outfielder -- his own job description.

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