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6-1: Pirates' Interleague road record, entering the opener of the series in Texas; they were 9-36 on the road against American League clubs from 2007-12.

"They have some talent over there and the one thing Clint has always been able to do is communicate. He has always been able to get the best out of his personnel ... The general manager and ownership have given him what he needs and he's done a great job in three years." -- Texas manager Ron Washington on his former hitting coach, Clint Hurdle

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