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125 2/3: Consecutive innings, stretching across 13 games, Pirates pitchers had not allowed a home run to the Cardinals, entering Friday's game between the teams.

"Maybe Craig will be back [Saturday]. Who knows? Willis Reed came back for the seventh game." -- Hurdle on Allen Craig, the dangerous Cardinals hitter expected to miss the series with a sprain of his upper left leg, with a nod toward Reed's legendary limp onto the court for the New York Knicks in the 1970 NBA Finals.

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