• Jordy Mercer sat out Wednesday's game with a post-All Star Game break average of .310 (39-for-126), third best on the Pirates behind McCutchen (.371) and Gaby Sanchez (.320).
• The Bucs entered Wednesday's game with a 4-4 record on this road trip -- and Hurdle entered it with a 234-234 record as the team's skipper.
They pushed both marks above .500 with a 7-5 win.
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