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53: Games in which Pirates pitching has held opponents to two runs or fewer, out of the season's first 125 games, entering Wednesday's action against the Padres.

"The only thing I've been working on is playing hard every game to be a better player, to put everything together." Pie, on the adjustments that allowed him to return to the Major Leagues after a two-year hiatus.

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