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95: Home runs allowed this season by the Pirates, fewest in the Majors (St. Louis is next, with 109) and the club's lowest total since the 1975 staff gave up 79.

"We had a to-do list coming in, and have knocked down some ... we'll have to leave the Padres thing on the back burner and put it on the 2014 list." -- Hurdle, on the inability to reverse the Pirates' fortunes at home against San Diego.

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