First number, last word

First number, last word

1,192: Pirates pitchers' club record for most strikeouts in a season, set in 2012; the Bucs began Friday night's game six whiffs shy of breaking that standard.

"This is the most important game we'll play all season ... then we'll play another one [Saturday]." -- Hurdle, putting Friday's game, the first of six in 10 days against the Cincinnati Reds, in context.

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